Image ID:29338
Common Name:Hydrothermal vent octopus
Scientific Name:Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis
Description:Head and shoulders of an alien? No, this is the body of the hydrothermal vent octopus Vulcanoctopus. This remarkable species lives near black smokers, where it preys upon the many small crustaceans that thrive there.
Location:Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Keywords:Hydrothermal vent octopus, Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis, predator, black smoker, Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Coleoidea, Octopoda, Octopodidae, pale, colourless, alien, grotesque, head, eye