The dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis), refers to the deep sea octopuses that are known to live at depths of 13,000 feet! They move in the water by flapping their fins (that resemble ears), and were thus named after Disney’s Dumbo the elephant. Unlike other octopuses, they don’t contain the well-known ink sac, as they don’t have many predators to ward off at these great depths.
Sketch by Megan McElligott, fact by Isabelle McDonald
[Edited by Isabelle McDonald-Gilmartin]
Source: Oceana. (2021, November 7). Dumbo Octopus. https://oceana.org/marine-life/dumbo-octopus/