Dumbo Octopus

The Dumbo Octopus can be found in any ocean and is known to have been found any where upto approximately 7,000 meters below sea level.

We believe there to be around 37 different species of Dumbo Octopus, they can usually be found close to the sea bed and can grow up-to 20cm in length.

The Dumbo Octopus is strange compared to others of its kind as it prefers to swallow its prey whole. When down on the sea bed Dumbo Octopus will feast mainly on worms and crustaceans, and when away from the sea bed they will eat pelagic cope-pods.

The Dumbo Octopus gets its name from the two fins which look like and are situated like ears. ‘Dumbo’ will swim using these larges fins and with the help of its arms it is a formidable swimmer and this shows when ’Dumbo’ needs to get somewhere fast.. like away from a predator!

Not much is known about the Dumbo Octopus as both male and female are varied in their size and also in the pattern of their suction pads, it is suggested however that males may sometimes have larger suckers.


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  • Andie

    Do you know what predators the Dumbo Octopus has?

    im writing a post for a Biology class blog about the Dumbo Octopus and i could use any more facts their are
    if your intrested in the blog its missbakersbiologyclass.com, kinda a cool website

  • shia labeouf

    that pic looks really cool

  • zoe

    any more pictures of dumbo octa’s?

  • kxjnc

    they are so cute!
    i want one so bad!
    you should put a little more info though
    like the color and some wow stuff, you have the size right? but still really nice job!

  • HJ

    very good informational! thanks so much! made science project A LOT easier! :D

  • HJ

    would lve to have more pics! :)

  • Milly

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  • Lynette

    i am doing this animal on a school project and i just wanted to say this is the coolest animal i’ve EVER done a project on : )
    thank yoou , Lynette chrisman!
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  • Lynette Chrisman

    This animal is very interesting and im doing a school project on this .
    Do you know what the kinda kingdoms it may be in ?

  • Vamp. Girl

    I had a hairless dumbo rat! So it sounds cool to hear this!

  • cookie crazy

    doin science project and this made it soooooo much easier!! :D

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  • Your Name:

    me too!

  • hokienation17

    this is really helping me on my project and vamp. girl vampires arent real so yeah get a life

  • Laura

    hi, Im doing a report thing 4 skwl nd was wonderin wot shape adn wot colour it is? if n e 1 no’s plz reply!!!! lol

  • bobb

    thats rude.

  • noname

    not the right dombo octopus got to keep looking ps don’t replay!!!!

  • Emma

    You guys are being mean to Vamp. Girl!! Im sorry Vamp. Girl. Ill be praying for you two people who were being mean. Love the pics on this site! anyone know what color the octopus are?

  • Llamabear

    there’s a picture of it right there..

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