Dumbo Octopus

deep sea

Dumbo octopuses move by slowly flapping their ear-like fins, and they use their arms to steer.  They are foraging predators and eat pelagic invertebrates that swim above the sea floor.  As there are few large predators in the deep sea, dumbo octopuses’ primary predators are diving fishes and marine mammals, including tunas, sharks, and dolphins.  Due to their preference for extreme depths, they are only very rarely captured in fishing nets.

Source:  http://oceana.org/marine-life/cephalopods-crustaceans-other-shellfish/dumbo-octopuses

Vampire Squid

Vampire Squid

The Vampire Squid is both a squid and an octopus and measures up to thirty centimeters (1 foot) long. He lives as far down as one-thousand meters (3280 feet). It has huge blue eyes with a cloaklike webbing that connects its arms. Instead of squirting ink, he squirts out a sticky, bioluminescent mucus from the tip of his tentacles to detract its predators. Now that’s a great way of scaring the enemy!



She’s a predator! And she’s less than a foot long with a large mouth full of sharp teeth – and she can’t keep her mouth shut!

Ranging in color from dark gray to dark brown, these carnivorous fish have huge heads that bear enormous, crescent-shaped mouths full of long, fang-like teeth angled inward for efficient prey grabbing.

One more thing about the Anglerfish – she has a luminescent lure attached to her head to attract her prey!

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglerfish