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Tiny octopus so cute it may be named 'adorabilis'

18 June 2015

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Some say she looks like a ghost from the Pac-Man video game, but she's anything but spooky. In fact, the fist-sized pink octopus is so cute scientists may call her "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis."

Researchers in the US state of California are looking for an appropriate Latin species designation for the mysterious cephalopod. And, while little is yet known about it, few would deny that the specimens found so far are adorable.

Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is preparing to submit a report to a scientific review that would confer a name on the species, a form of Flapjack octopus.

For more, go to: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/tiny-octopus-so-cute-it-may-be-named-adorabilis-20150618-ghqx1q?skin=dumb-phone