Grimpoteuthis: Dumbo Octopus:
The subject of our younger son’s science report last week. I think there was a Power Point involved.
After five minutes of googling, I gather that there are 13 species within this genus of “pelagic umbrella octopuses” who vary in appearance, but all have the Dumboish fins/ears.
And, yes, apparently it is “Octopuses” and not “Octopi”...a word I have been mispluralizing for my entire life. Octopus is not Latin in origin, but rather Greek. Which would make it “Octopodes” in the plural. But the standard English plural is -“puses”
Or so I just read.
My son is not terribly interested in this plural debate.
And he told me I made the Dumbo unrealistically colorful, which is a definite possibility.