Telescope octopus

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Telescope Octopus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Amphitretidae
Genus: Amphitretus
Species: A. pelagicus
Binomial name
Amphitretus pelagicus
Hoyle, 1885

The Telescope Octopus (Amphitretus pelagicus) is a species of pelagic octopus found in tropical regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is transparent, almost colorless, and has 8 arms. It is the only octopus to have tubular eyes; hence its common name.