(Answer) What kind of deep-dwelling octopus is this?

[10-8-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What kind of deep-dwelling octopus is this?

The given options are:

  • Glass octopus
  • Blue-ringed octopus
  • Mimic octopus

Correct Answer: Glass octopus

Fact: Vitreledonella richardi, commonly called the glass octopus, lives where sunlight cannot reach, at depths of about 3,000 feet. Vitreledonella is a genus of mesopelagic octopods from the family Amphitretidae which contains two species, one of which is the glass octopus. Vitreledonella richardi is ovoviviparous. The female broods her eggs, of which hundreds are within the mantle cavity. The female’s purpose is to reproduce, so the female grows weak during reproduction and quickly passes away after giving birth. Glass octopuses are transparent and nearly invisible to predators in the darkness of the deep ocean. They live in subtropical and tropical oceans and are among the least studied and understood octopus species.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting these pages.

  1. What kind of deep-dwelling octopus is this?
  2. The glass octopus is among the smallest octopus species. What is the largest?
  3. How long do octopuses live?

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