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Although in these Halloween days people is obsessed with Zombies or horror movies, some of the strangest and most terrifying creatures in the universe lie beneath the surface of the waves on our very own planet. They are real. Take a look at them and imagine how can you survive when lost in this deep-sea environment.
1. The Anger Fish
Anglerfishes are fishes that are members of the teleost order Lophiiformes. The angler gets its name from the elongated dorsal spine that supports a light-producing organ which can produce a blue-green light. The fish uses it like a fishing lure, waving it back and forth to attract its prey. The angry-looking deep sea anglerfish has a right to be cranky. It is quite possibly one of the most frightening animal on the planet.
2. The Fangtooth
Fangtooths are beryciform fish of the Anoplogastridae family. They live in the darkest depths of the ocean. Wielding huge, saberlike teeth, the fangtooths have the largest teeth in the ocean relative to body size.Therefore, they are considered among top frightening sea creatures.
3. The Hatchetfish
Next is the Hatchetfish which gets its name from the distinct hatchet-like shape of its body. It is a member of the Sternoptychidae family of deep sea fishes. Feeding takes place during the night, Hatchetfish can easily identify preys thanks to its light-sensitive eyes.
4. The Blobfish
The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the deep sea fish of Psychrolutidae family. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Are you frightened by the appearance this species?
5. The Sea Cucumber
Sea cucumbers belong to the group of animals called echinoderms. They live on the ocean floor worldwide.Their body shape is similar to a cucumber, but they have small tentacle-like tube feet that are used for locomotion and feeding Sea cucumbers are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Therefore, it is considered among animals having the scariest appearance.
6. The Goblin Shark
The Goblin shark is a rarely-seen, slow-swimming shark. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. Take a look at this frightening species.
7. The Snaggletooth
Next, the snaggletooth shark is a species of weasel shark in Hemigaleidae family. It is found in the Indo-West Pacific, including the Red Sea, from southeast Afica to the Philippines, North to China and South to Australia.
8. The Frilled Shark
The frilled shark is one of two extant species of shark in Chlamvdoselachidae family. It has a huge mouth filled with teeth. This rare species inhabit in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
9. The Dumbo Octopus
The Dumbo Octopus is a cirrate octopus, a type of deep-sea octopus that has thin strands that extend from the bottom side of its arms along with the suckers. It is named after Walt Disney’s famous character Dumbo the elephant because of the ear-like fins.
10. The Gulper Eel
Finally is the Gulper Eel. It is a species of deep-sea marine eel in the family Eupharyngidae with an extraordinarily large expanding mouth, extremely long jaws containing numerous small teeth, a large distensible abdomen, and a long, tapering compressed tail. The cranium is very small relative to its body.
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