This is a juvenile Wonderpus - Wunderpus photogenicus seen during a Black Water dive. During this pelagic phase, they have a translucent to transparent body with bands of browns on their tentacles. This one has a body size of around 1 cm. At night time, they come out to hunt in the water column among small fishes and planktons. It is a very popular subject among Underwater Macro Photographers.
''Wunderpus photogenicus'', the wunderpus octopus is a small-bodied species of octopus with distinct white and rusty brown coloration. 'Wunderpus' from German “wunder” meaning ‘marvel or wonder’. Due to the appearance and behavior of the wunderpus, it is frequently confused with its close relative, the mimic octopus. The wunderpus octopus was not discovered until the 1980s and only officially described in detail in 2006. The wunderpus octopus are important commercially to the underwater.. more