Reach­ing just two cen­time­tres in length and weigh­ing just one gram, this tiny crit­ter is the small­est oc­to­pus species known to sci­ence.

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Star-sucker pygmy Blan­ket oc­to­pus

Fe­males of this species sport long blan­kets of flesh be­tween their arms, which can splay out to de­ter preda­tors. Males are just a tiny frac­tion of their size.

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