Umbrella octopus

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Umbrella octopuses
Opisthoteuthis californiana.jpg
Opisthoteuthis californiana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Cirrina
Family: Opisthoteuthidae
Verrill, 1896
Genera

Cirroctopus
Cryptoteuthis
Grimpoteuthis
Luteuthis
Opisthoteuthis

Umbrella octopuses (family Opisthoteuthidae) are a group of pelagic octopuses. Umbrella octopuses are characterized by a web of skin between the tentacles, causing them to somewhat resemble an opened umbrella when the tentacles are spread.

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