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18/06/2015 12:47 BST | Updated 18/06/2015 12:59 BST

World's Cutest Pink Octopus May Be Named 'Adorabilis' As Cephalopod Week 2015 Begins

A new species of Octopus that scientists know little about may be getting the most fitting name a deep sea cephalopod can have --Adorabilis.

The fist-sized octopus who shares the same skin colouring as Disney's Nemo, has a gelatinous body with big eyes and belongs to a family called Opisthoteuthidae.

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It moves through the water using a well developed web while its fins allows it to steer and change direction.

Stephanie Bush from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research has the pleasure of naming the octopus and thought of Adorabilis, simply because it's cute as well as easy to pronounce -- something we'll be grateful for.

She said:

"New species are discovered every year, not all of them get described, it can take a lot of time, years sometimes."

Bush is submitting a paper on the species ahead of Cephalopod Week, which begins 19 June.

Adorabilis (whatever it gets called), lives in the pelagic zone of the ocean and so far only 12 females have been studied.

The only thing the scientific community (and the public) are sure of is that it is an undeniably cute creature of the sea.