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An octopus so cute scientists may name it "adorabilis." Seriously.

If given the chance to name one of the cutest octopi in the sea, what would you choose? That’s a question postdoctoral researcher Stephanie Bush, currently working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, is asking herself. She has the opportunity to name a pink flapjack octopus that’s currently unnamed aside from its genus, Opisthoteuthis.

So what’s she thinking about naming the little guy? One name she’s thought of is Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis, because the tiny octopus is, well—just look at him. If that isn’t the cutest newfound octopus…


Measuring in at just seven inches in diameter and living at about 1,476 feet below sea level, he may look familiar to fans of Finding Nemo. Pearl is also in the same genus!


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