The most incredible inhabitants of the deep sea
1. Horned hare
This lovely creation is very similar to pokemon. However, sensing the danger, the fish begins to secrete a deadly toxin.
2. The Mediterranean galloper
Their distinctive feature are disproportionately large pectoral fins. Despite its name, they can’t fly.
3. A brittle star hitching a ride
This is one of the most wonderful creatures that can be found in the sea. Additionally, the lifetime of brittle stars is 35 years, what characterizes them as a very hardy look.
4. Red glowing jellyfish
In order to lure the victim, jellyfish have tentacles that flash in red. But special attention was attracted by the fact that this is the first known invertebrate creature that is able to emit red color.
5. Black Crookshanks
It is also called “the great eater”, because it can eat fish twice its size and ten times heavier than himself. Sometimes he swallows fish so large that they are not digested to complete dissolution due to the gases which are formed and Crookshanks floats to the surface.
6. Sea dragon common
The animal that is depicted on the emblem of the Australian state of Victoria, is found only in the Eastern part of the Indian ocean. In length it can reach 45 inches.In fact, the dragon is a relative of the seahorse.
Rakauskiene or eurypterida are the largest detachment of extinct arthropods that have ever lived on earth. Fossils of their remains have been found around the world. Despite the fact that this photo is photoshopped, it gives you the opportunity to imagine how actually would look these creatures.
8. The woodlouse-eating language
This parasite literally resembles the monster from the movie “Alien”. The parasite enters through the gills and attaches to the base of the tongue. He sucks the blood using the claws in its front part, which leads to atrophy due to the lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish’s tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the stump of the tongue. How cool is that on land there is nothing like, isn’t it?
9. Fish with human face
However, the similarity ends: in some specimens even have eyes and ears, in shape resembling a human.
10. Speckled Stargazer
This fish is certainly not the most pleasant creature that can be found in the ocean. Digging in the sand, waiting to attack when the victim will swim next.
This representative of the family of netpriva grows up to 10 centimeters. His bait was, unlike the majority of anglers off, and secretes an enzyme that attracts the victim.
12. The axolotl
This neotenic Salamander is on the verge of extinction. However, scientists are showing it great interest due to its ability to regenerate limbs. The axolotl eats worms, insects and small fish.
Is the heaviest known bony fish: average weight of the adult can reach 1 ton. She mainly eats jellyfish.
14. Blue dragon
Also known as “Glaucus atlanticus”, species of gastropods from the squad golosemennyh. Swallowing a bubble of air, which subsequently is stored in his stomach, he floats upside down on the surface of the ocean.
15. Sea butterfly
The most common mollusk species of gastropod, which is found in the ocean. As a result of evolution due to the increased level of acidity in sea butterflies formed a calcified shell, shaped like a seashell.
16. Hairy crab
Better known as “Kiwa hirsuta”. This creature lives in the hydrothermal springs on the ocean floor. Males prefer warmer water, and females and young individuals, cold.
17. Seahorse-the rag-picker
The representatives of this species of fish entire body and head covered with spikes, simulating algae that serves as a kind of camouflage. Additionally, the Pipit is a rag-picker is the marine emblem of South Australia.
Thanks filiform body and thin limbs she could disappear among algae, hydroids and bryozoans. It is also called “Ghost shrimp”.
19. The sparkling squid
And although it resembles the common squid, this species grows up to seven and a half inches in length and die a year after his birth. In Japan it is mined on an industrial scale. After the storm, when the squid washed ashore, they literally light up the coastline, making them and manifested great interest.
20. Carpet shark
If you look at photos it became clear why it is so named. And although not all representatives of this type like carpet, some have extreme similarities.
21. Angel fish
Also known as “warty angler”. Oddly, this fish swims rather not, and moves along the bottom of the ocean. Its modified fins are very similar to human hands.
22. The harbour porpoise
These strange creatures live at depths of over a thousand meters, in particular on the deep plains of the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans. Some related species live in the Antarctic.
23. Predatory Sponge
At first sight and not aware that you are a carnivorous creature. In 2012 it was found by a group of research Institute “Monterey Bay Aquarium”. The sponge lives at depths of several kilometers below sea level. Its menu includes copepods and other crustaceans.
24. Living stone
Is a delicacy in Chile. Up close it resembles a system of bodies, which feeds on micro-organisms, sucking up the water.
25. Pike sea-dog
This fish is extremely aggressive. To find out who is more important males widely open mouths and lips together. The winner is the one whose mouth will be more.