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They aren't quite as odd as their Dumbo friends and still look quite similar to other octopus at shallower depths. It is also said that they are more active and prone to jet away than Dumbos are but you can see that they aren't overly keen on colours or patterns. They range between pallid, greyish pinks to fleshy reds and macabre purples, from sickly to downright sinister. Love it!
At least one species of Benthoctopus is partial to brittlestars that can be found crawling on the sea floor. Others may or may not eat other things that crawl on the sea floor... that's benthos for you.
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