Scientists reveal the true identity of a Chinese octopus

A team of researchers came across a new-to-science species of octopus from Dongshan island in China’s Fujian Province. At less than 40 g in its adult stage, Callistoctopus xiaohongxu is considered a small to moderate-sized octopus. The species, known to locals but long mistaken for a different species, has smooth skin and reddish-brown color.