Octopus Adorabilis.

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!

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