Dumbo Octopus
Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo octopus is a type of octopus named after Walt Disney’s famous character Dumbo the elephant because of the ear-like fins. There are around 37 different species of dumbo octopi. These interesting animals can be found in all oceans of the world. They can be rarely seen because they are living on the bottom of the sea on a depth ranging from 1 300 to 23 000 feet. Other species of octopi live in shallower waters. Since not much is known about dumbo octopi, they are not considered to be endangered species. Most species of dumbo octopi are small in size, usually with 8 inches in length. Largest ever recorded specimen measured 6 feet in length and weight of 13 pounds. Dumbo octopus has soft, head-shaped body with 8 arms. They are connected with each other via thin flaps of the skin. Two ear-like fins are positioned on both sides of the “head”.

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