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Graneledone boreopacifica is a species of octopus (Class Cephalopoda, Phylum Mollusca) that inhabits the benthic region of the Pacific Ocean. It does not currently have a common name. Relatively little is known about G. boreopacifica due to the extreme depth at which the species lives. Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are needed to view G. boreopacifica in-situ. In addition, preserved specimens tend to break apart over time, contributing to our lack of information on the species (Voight, 2000a; Voight & Feldheim, 2009; and Voight, 2001). This octopus tends to stay within a couple degrees latitude of hydrothermal vents, where it nests and feeds (Voight, 2000a; Voight, 2000b; Voight and Grehan, 2000; and Onthank, 2013). G. boreopacifica is believed to be the most developed octopod upon hatching; it hatches after 4 year brooding period (Robinson et al., 2014; and Voight & Drazzen, 2004). 

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