It belongs to the new type.

the Scientists were able to photograph the octopus at a record depth of nearly 7 km.

the Researchers think the animal spotted by underwater cameras in the Indian ocean, belongs to a new kind grimpoteuthis. This deep-sea octopus with a characteristic appearance and fins, resembling ears. Discovery scientists published in Marine Biology.

grimpoteuthis Usually live at a depth of from 100 to 5000 m. In adulthood, the majority of these octopuses can reach a length of 20 cm, The largest ever was the representative of this genus grew to 180 cm long and weighed about 6 kg.

the Find was made during the expedition, “Five deep”. During the half year, the participants studied the deepest point of the oceans.

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