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Star-sucker octopus
Image ID: 29698
Common Name: Star-sucker octopus
Scientific Name: Stauroteuthis syrtensis
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Description: The heavily webbed arms of this deep-sea cirrate octopus completely envelop the rest of the creature, creating a Chinese lantern appearance - which is quite appropriate as the suckers are bioluminescent.
Keywords: Stauroteuthis syrtensis, deep-sea cirrate octopus, dumbo octopus, Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Octopoda, Cirrata, bioluminescence, deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deep-sea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, marine, sea, underwater, predator, prey
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