Dumbo Octopus

Grimpoteuthis

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The Dumbo octopus, appropriately named after the Disney character, Dumbo, the Flying elephant. Aquarium of the Pacific. Web. 6 May 2015. <http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/onlinelearningcenter/species/dumbo_octopus>.

About the Dumbo Octopus

Scientific Name: Grimpoteuthis

Length: between 7 and 12 inches

Weight: unknown

Color: red, green, or orange


  • The Dumbo Octopus lives in very deep, cold waters in the ocean. It eats very small sea creatures such as worms.
  • A cool part of the Dumbo Octopus are their fins which look kind of like ears. They flap these back and forth to swim through the ocean.
  • Just like any other octopus, the Dumbo Octopus has 8 tentacles.
  • The largest Dumbo Octopus ever found was 6 feet long and weighed 13 pounds!
  • A Dumbo Octopus can live to be between 3 and 5 years old.