Telescope octopus

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Telescope octopus
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 and subtropical 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 the reason it is commonly referred to as telescope octopus.


  1. ^ Allcock, L. (2014). "Amphitretus pelagicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 October 2016.