This little octopus is so adorable that it just might be named for its cuteness.
Scientists have been aware of the rare cephalopod since 1990; however, it has not been scientifically described until recently.
As someone that is describing the species you get to pick what the specific name is. One of the thoughts I had was making it ‘Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis’ because they’re really cute.
– Stephanie Bush, Post Doctoral Researcher, MBARI
I second that choice!