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Dumbo octopus
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The Dumbo octopus or the Grimpoteuthis is an underwater creature with ear like fins hence where it gets its name from.

Body Design

The body design of the Dumbo octopus is as an infant has a u shape and is up to 8 inches. In height with 8 webbed-tentacles and ear-like fins it uses to swim . As for the octopuses coloration the octopus has the ability to change its color but for the most part it is a semi transparent organism or with an orange coloration.

As for the adult Dumbo octopus has more of a v shape. The octopus is 12 inches and weigh up to 13 pounds. The octopus has eyes of 8 inch in width. The octopus is transparent with blood red tentacles.[1]

Life Cycle

The Dumbo octopus lives for 3-5 years. The Dumbo octopus has no breeding cycle it can breed whenever it wants to. The female lays the eggs under small rocks shells or her tentacles. After that the octopus normally lives alone until it decides to mate then afterwards the male leaves to be alone and the female raises the young. [2]

Ecology

The dumbo octopus lives I marine salt water biomes near the bottom of the ocean living underneath rocks or shells. [3] Its predators are deep swimming mammals and curtain types of sharks.[4]

Disney's relationship

The dumbo octopus gets its name through the ear-like fins to "fly" in the water with much like a curtain elephant Disney created known as dumbo. another thing Disney did involving the dumbo octopus was the small octopus in Disney's "Finding Nemo" is a dumbo octopus.

Video

scientists observe a dumbo octopus

References

  1. Authorlastname, Firstname. dumbo octopus Publisher site name. Web. Month Day, Year. (specify whether date of publication or last-modified or accessed - i.e. Published November 3, 2015.)
  2. Authorlastname, Firstname. dumbo octopus ecology Publisher site name. Web. Month Day, Year. (specify whether date of publication or last-modified or accessed - i.e. Published November 3, 2015.)
  3. Authorlastname, Firstname. dumbo octopus ecology Publisher site name. Web. Month Day, Year. (specify whether date of publication or last-modified or accessed - i.e. Published November 3, 2015.)
  4. Authorlastname, Firstname. dumbo octopus Publisher site name. Web. Month Day, Year. (specify whether date of publication or last-modified or accessed - i.e. Published November 3, 2015.)