Grimpoteuthis, The Dumbo Octopus

The dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is a deep sea animal that lives on the ocean floor at extreme depths of 9,800 to 13,000 feet. They are small animals, around 8 inches tall, and have a pair of fins located on their mantle—their namesake—and webbing between their arms. Grimpoteuthis swim often hover just above the seafloor looking for snails, worms, and other food. Watch rare (and beautiful) footage of a Dumbo octopod swimming in the wild.

Post new comment


Submitted by Pink162874937 (not verified) on

He's adorable

Submitted by blob (not verified) on

so cute!

Submitted by Gem (not verified) on

Awesome I'm doing this for extra homework!!!!
I love these octopus species.
My class (yr6) will um and ahh at this cute blob!!!!!!

Submitted by Bob Hopkins (not verified) on

My friends and I are looking at this picture right now and everyone agrees this photo is the cutest thing we've seen all year. My friend Fluffy says "FLUFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to all of you researchers at MBARI!"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

they are so cool!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

aww how cute i love love love it, this helped a lot for homework!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

that is the pink octopus from nemo that charactor is a grimpoteuthis

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

i know its sooooo cute it looks like the pink octopus on nemo.