What do you call an adorable octopus that looks like a mix of a ghost in Pac-Man and Pearl from “Finding Nemo”?
Nothing — for now.
Stephanie Bush, a postdoctoral fellow at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, is researching the cute creature and the responsibility is on her for naming it.
“I was thinking about what my options are [for naming it], and I wanted it to be something indicative of the characteristic of the species. Since they’re so cute, I thought I could name it the Opistoteuthis adorabilis,” Bush told ABC News today.
The small creature has large eyes in comparison to the rest of its body and puffs up like a parachute to propel itself off the ocean floor, Bush said.