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Weirdest Sea Creatures

Weirdest sea creatures in the world. Have you ever wonder about strangest animals in the ocean? Have you seen the pictures or videos of weirdest creatures in the sea? Well these are the still living weirdest creatures in the ocean.

Blobfish

Blobfish
The ugliest fish in the ocean

It is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae with the ability to withstand the high pressure of these depths because its body’s gelatinous mass that has a density just less than water. This gives the Blobfish the ability to float right above the bottom floor without using much energy. Blobfish inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania. It reports as the world’s most miserable looking fish or the ugliest fish in the ocean. However it’s in danger of becoming extinct, according to scientists.

Hairy Frogfish

Fleshy-Hair-Like-Skined-Fish
Weirdest Sea Creatures

These poor, reluctant swimmers are covered in thousands of fleshy, hair-like skin extensions. They are also able to change color to match their surroundings and can be white, brown, yellow, orange or even black. They grow up to about 20 cm. Their skin is helping to blend them in among soft corals, sponges or sea weed. Frogfish can simply break up the general shape of the fish on more exposed sandy areas when they hunt.

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Hagfish

Weirdest and Strangest Animals on Earth
Hagfish

Hagfish belongs to the Class: Myxini, Order: Myxiniformes, Family: Myxinidae and there are several classes such as Eptatretu, Myxine, Nemamyxine, Neomyxine, Notomyxine and Paramyxine . They have elongated vermiform, eel-like bodies, and paddle-like tails. They are marine animals.

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Squidworm

Rare animals in the water
Squidworm

Squid Worms are marine animals and live in the deep sea. It belongs to phylum annelid. The scientific name of the squid worm is Teuthidodrilus.

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Pink Handfish

Pink Handfish

Pink Handfish is also called as Brachiopsilus dianthus and it is one of the nine new species named by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. It lives in marine water.

Purple Octopus

An unidentified purple octopus found during a deep-sea expedition
Purple Octopus

An unidentified purple octopus along with 11 new species of marine creatures found during a deep-sea expedition off Canada’s Atlantic coast. Purple Octopus belongs to the Phylum: Mollusca, Class: Cephalopoda, Order: Octopoda, Family: Octopodidae, Subfamily: Octopodinae and Genus: Octopus. It lives in marine water.

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Louisiana pancake batfish

Louisiana pancake batfish
Fish like a bat named after a food -pancake

This terrible looking fish was discovered just before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. It belongs to the Ogcocephalidae family of batfish and to be divided into three distinct species. Body shape is flat just like a pancake, so got the name. A Louisiana State University scientist officially identified it as a new species and native to the Gulf of Mexico. Its entire range is covered by the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus
Grimpoteuthis

AKA Grimpoteuthis found on the deepest of any octopus species to be found. It lives in the ocean floor at extreme depths of 3000–4000 meters, with some living up to 7000 meters below sea level and can grow up to 20 centimeters. Unusual body shape resembling the ears of Walt Disney’s flying elephant.

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Yeti Crab

Yeti Crab
Kiwa hirsute

AKA Kiwa hirsute is discovered in 2005 in the deep darkness of the South Pacific Ocean. Michel Segonzac of the French Research Institute found them deep in the ocean about 1 500 kilometers near the south of Easter Island, which lies off the coast of Chile. It is approximately 15 cm long. The quantity of silky blond setae gives the name ‘Yeti Crab’. His genus Kiwa named after a male guardian of the sea in Maori in the Polynesian mythology. Hirsuta means “hairy” in Latin.

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Leafy Seadragon

Leafy Seadragon

Glauert's-Sea-Dragon---Fish-Like-A-Dragon

AKA Glauert’s seadragon or lives in the Australia’s southern coastal waters. They suck their food down their long tubesnouts because they don’t have any teeth. They grown Up to 18 inches long and normally live 5-10 years. Sea dragon’s excellent camouflage helps them to protect from predators.

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Sea Pig

Sea Pig
Scotoplanes sea cucumber

AKA Scotoplanes are a deep sea-dwelling species of sea cucumber which can grow up to 10 centimeters long. They have ten tentacles and a few large tube feet. Scotoplanes live in the deep ocean all over the world except the northern Atlantic Ocean and the eastern Pacific Ocean. They eat any food particles find in the sand.

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Vampire squid

Vampire Squid
Fish like squid and octopuses

Vampire squids who are aka Vampyroteuthis infernalis are the only known members of the Order Vampyromorphida. They belong to Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Mollusca, Class Cephalopoda, Order Vampyromorphida, Family Vampyroteuthidae, Genus Vampyroteuthis and Species: Vampyroteuthis infernali. Size of these animals is about six inched in length. This fish looks like a combine of a squid and a octopus. They have big globular blue eyes, ear like big fins and eight arms like octopus.

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Summary of "Weirdest Sea Creatures"

Weirdest sea creatures in the world. Have you ever wonder about strangest animals in the ocean? Have you seen the pictures or videos of weirdest creatures in the sea? Well these are the still living weirdest creatures in the ocean.

  • Jaime

    blobfish looks like ziggy

  • Jerami

    Weirdest

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