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
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.