Unnamed octopus so cute, researchers may call it ‘adorabilis’

Published On June 18, 2015 | By Keri | Middays

There are some VERY odd creatures in our oceans.

And then there are some cute ones.

Including one tiny cephalopod that Stephanie Bush (the researcher who is tasked with naming it) may end up calling Opisthoteuthis adorabilis.

Bush who is working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is trying to formally classify these unnamed aquatic animals.

Specimens of this new octopus have been collected since 1990, but until now they have not yet been scientifically described. The teeny octopus is known for the distinctive webbing between its tentacles, which allows it to float like a parachute while using the fins on its mantle to steer.



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