Unbelievable Animals You’ve Never Heard of

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Dumbo Octopus

The Dumbo octopus is actually named after Dumbo the elephant from Disney. The reason for his nickname is the octopus uses its ear-like fins to propel through the water and steers using its webbed arms.

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The creature is small compared to other octopodes. The largest Dumbo octopus ever recorded was 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m) long and weighed 13 pounds (5.9 kg), but most species can grow up to 16 feet (5 m) long.

The Dumbo octopus lives at least 13,100 feet (4,000 m) below the surface which is the deepest-living specie of all known octopuses. What’s very particular about this specie is that unlike most octopuses, the Dumbo octopus doesn’t have an ink sac because it rarely encounters predators in the deep sea. Though it owns a variety of shapes and colours and has the ability to camouflage itself to its environment, just like a Chameleon.


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