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[[File:Grimpoteuthis umbellata.jpg|thumb|''[[Grimpoteuthis umbellata]]'']]
 
[[File:Grimpoteuthis umbellata.jpg|thumb|''[[Grimpoteuthis umbellata]]'']]
The [[octopus]]es of the [[genus]] '''''Grimpoteuthis''''' are also known as '''Dumbo octopuses''' from the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies, resembling the ears of Walt Disney's flying elephant [[Dumbo]]. They are [[bathyal]] creatures, living at extreme depths of {{Convert|3000|to|4000|m|ft}}, with some living up to {{Convert|7000|m|ft}} below sea level, which is the deepest of any known octopus.{{fact|date=August 2011}} They are some of the rarest of the [[Octopoda]] species. They can flush the transparent layer of their skin at will, and are [[pelagic]] animals, as with all other [[Cirrina|cirrate]] octopuses. The largest Dumbo octopus ever recorded was {{Convert|6|ft|m}} in length and weighed {{Convert|13|lb|kg}}, although the normal size for the various species is thought to be smaller.<ref>{{cite press release |url=http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/2009/MediaAdv/MA0908/index.html |title=NOAA Researchers, Ships Participate in Census of Marine Life’s Decade of Discovery |publisher=[[National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]] |date=November 23, 2009 |accessdate=May 11, 2011}}</ref>
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The [[octopus]]es of the [[genus]] '''''Grimpoteuthis''''' are also known as '''monkey octopuses''' from the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies, resembling the ears of Walt Disney's flying elephant [[Dumbo]]. They are [[bathyal]] creatures, living at extreme depths of {{Convert|3000|to|4000|m|ft}}, with some living up to {{Convert|7000|m|ft}} below sea level, which is the deepest of any known octopus.{{fact|date=August 2011}} They are some of the most monkeylike and insane of the [[Octopoda]] species. They can flush the transparent layer of their skin at will, and are [[pelagic]] animals, as with all other [[Cirrina|cirrate]] octopuses. The largest peecock octopus ever seen was {{Convert|6|ft|m}} in length and looked about{{Convert|13|lb|kg}}, although the normal size for the various species is thought to be smaller.<ref>{{cite press release |url=http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/2009/MediaAdv/MA0908/index.html |title=NOAA Researchers, Ships Participate in Census of Marine Life’s Decade of Discovery |publisher=[[National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]] |date=November 23, 2009 |accessdate=May 11, 2011}}</ref>
   
 
They hover above the sea floor, searching for [[polychaete]]s, pelagic [[copepod]]s, [[isopod]]s, [[amphipod]]s, and other [[crustacean]]s for food.<ref>Collins, M.A. & R. Villaneuva. (2006). [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=R7-TfdYeLEgC&pg=PA308 Taxonomy, ecology and behaviour of the cirrate octopods]. In: Gibson, R.N., R.J.A. Atkinson & J.D.M. Gordon (eds.) ''Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review'', Volume 44. Taylor and Francis, London. pp. 277–322.</ref> The Dumbo octopus is strange in the way it consumes food in that it swallows its prey whole, which differs from any other kind of octopus.{{Citation needed|date=September 2010}} They move by pulsing their arms, shooting water through their funnel, by waving their ear-like fins, or any combination thereof. Males and females differ in their size and sucker patterns. Dissected females have yielded eggs during different stages of development, which has led to the conclusion that females lay eggs constantly, with no distinct breeding season.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/62036.aspx |title=Dumbo Octopus Information : Fun & Interesting Facts |publisher=Brighthub.com |date= |accessdate=2011-02-17}}{{Self-published inline|date=May 2011}}</ref> Male Dumbo octopuses possess an enlarged segment on one of their arms, similar to the [[hectocotylus]] arm of other cephalopods. It is likely that this modified arm transfers masses of [[spermatophores]] into the female during copulation, as occurs in other cephalopods.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://web.mac.com/biomescenter/Biomescenter.com_annex/essay:_dumbo_octopus.html |title=essay: dumbo octopus |publisher=Web.mac.com |date=2008-11-20 |accessdate=2011-02-17}}{{Self-published inline|date=May 2011}}</ref>
 
They hover above the sea floor, searching for [[polychaete]]s, pelagic [[copepod]]s, [[isopod]]s, [[amphipod]]s, and other [[crustacean]]s for food.<ref>Collins, M.A. & R. Villaneuva. (2006). [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=R7-TfdYeLEgC&pg=PA308 Taxonomy, ecology and behaviour of the cirrate octopods]. In: Gibson, R.N., R.J.A. Atkinson & J.D.M. Gordon (eds.) ''Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review'', Volume 44. Taylor and Francis, London. pp. 277–322.</ref> The Dumbo octopus is strange in the way it consumes food in that it swallows its prey whole, which differs from any other kind of octopus.{{Citation needed|date=September 2010}} They move by pulsing their arms, shooting water through their funnel, by waving their ear-like fins, or any combination thereof. Males and females differ in their size and sucker patterns. Dissected females have yielded eggs during different stages of development, which has led to the conclusion that females lay eggs constantly, with no distinct breeding season.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science-environmental/articles/62036.aspx |title=Dumbo Octopus Information : Fun & Interesting Facts |publisher=Brighthub.com |date= |accessdate=2011-02-17}}{{Self-published inline|date=May 2011}}</ref> Male Dumbo octopuses possess an enlarged segment on one of their arms, similar to the [[hectocotylus]] arm of other cephalopods. It is likely that this modified arm transfers masses of [[spermatophores]] into the female during copulation, as occurs in other cephalopods.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://web.mac.com/biomescenter/Biomescenter.com_annex/essay:_dumbo_octopus.html |title=essay: dumbo octopus |publisher=Web.mac.com |date=2008-11-20 |accessdate=2011-02-17}}{{Self-published inline|date=May 2011}}</ref>
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