Friday Cephalopod: New octopus for a new year

Maybe this is a new species: the Frilled Giant Pacific Octopus, which is very similar to the unfrilled and familiar Giant Pacific Octopus.

Note the little bumps called papillae around the eyes — it’s an octopus with eyelashes.

I expect you all to party a little harder on Sunday night for the Frilled Giant Pacific Octopus.


  1. davidc1 says

    I did wot Mark @3 did .And at first i thought the doc had started posting ideas for a nice snack for 8 people .

  2. davidc1 says

    Having followed the link and getting a slightly bigger photo , noticed it has antlers .
    Going to call him Rudolph .