Cirroteuthis sp., Dumbo Octopus
Commonly observed in the deep sea, for instance in the Faroe- Shetland Channel. Cirrotheuthis swim by flapping their lateral fins hence their common name ‘Dumbo Octopus’. From our observations it seems likely they feed on small benthic organisms.
|Title:||Cirroteuthis sp., Dumbo Octopus|
|Date:||03 December 2010|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Cephalopoda (Octopus & Squids) > Octopoda (Octopus) > Cirroteuthiidae (Cirrate Octopus)|
|Site:||Atlantic > Norwegian > Dalsnuten|
|Latitude:||66 deg 34' 33" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 32' 46" E|
|Countries:||Norway > Norwegian Sector|
|Project Partners:||Shell, Aker Drilling, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Atlantic Norway Dalsnuten Dumbo Octopus Cirroteuthis sp.|
|Deposited By:||Miss Moira MacLean|
|Deposited On:||23 February 2011|
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