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Hydrothermal vent octopus
Image ID: 29338
Common Name: Hydrothermal vent octopus
Scientific Name: Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis
Location: Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Description: Head and shoulders of an alien? No, this is the body of the hydrothermal vent octopus Vulcanoctopus. This remarkable species lives near black smokers, where it preys upon the many small crustaceans that thrive there.
Keywords: Hydrothermal vent octopus, Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis, predator, black smoker, Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Coleoidea, Octopoda, Octopodidae, pale, colourless, alien, grotesque, head, eye,
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