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Adorable Little Octopus Looks Like Street Art


06.19.15 Bucky Turco

Opisthoteuthis adorabilis. That’s the name researcher Dr. Stephanie Bush wants to give to the awfully cute little octopus species she discovered. “As someone that’s describing the species, you get to pick what the specific name is,” said Bush to Science Friday. She thinks it works for both the scientific community and the people. “I don’t see any obvious reason why it would be inappropriate … it’s easy to pronounce and popular with the public.” That’s actually a great name. Either that or Opisthoteuthis Buff Monsteris, as it looks very similar to the street artist’s line of equally adorable monstrous characters.