- 'Ghostlike' octopus found in Pacific may belong to new species
- “This animal was particularly unusual because it lacked the pigment cells, called chromatophores, typical of most cephalopods, and it did not seem very muscular,” said Michael Vecchione, a research zoologist at NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service.
- Ghost octopod shows how little we know about deep-sea life
- Its lack of pigment cells—called chromatophores—led internet viewers to suggest naming it Casper, after the friendly cartoon ghost. Internet blogs and news pages turned the octopus into an overnight cephalopod sensation.
- Ghostly Octopod Shows How Little We Know About Life on Earth
- The lack of chromatophores, or pigment cells, also stands out—that's why it's totally white. Another obvious feature is its diaphanous consistency—it's sort of jelly-like.
- Scientists Discover 'Remarkable Little Octopod,' Possibly New Species
- This animal was particularly unusual because it lacked the pigment cells, called chromatophores, typical of most cephalopods, and it did not seem very muscular.
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