The Dumbo Octopus



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The Dumbo Octopus (Grimpoteuthis) can be found in any ocean and in depths up to 7000 meters below sea level. Dumbo Octopuses are most commonly found close to the sea bed, and scientists believe there are as many as 37 different species.


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Unlike other octopuses, the Dumbo Octopus prefers to swallow its prey whole. While scouting the sea bed, Dumbo Octopus will feast mainly on worms and crustaceans and when away from it, will eat pelagic cope-pods.

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