A dumbo octopus

Dumbo octopuses

Dumbo octopuses are so named for their likeness to the Disney elephant character. They live deep down in the ocean and and can be found at depths ranging from 400 metres down to as much as 4,800 metres. They hover a short distance above the sea bed while they look for prey. Eighteen species of dumbo octopuses have so far been discovered.

Scientific name: Grimpoteuthis

Rank: Genus

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Classification

  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Molluscs
  4. Cephalopods
  5. Octopuses
  6. Opisthoteuthidae
  7. Dumbo octopuses

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