Weirdest Sea Creatures
On a hot summer day, all you could think about is dive and swim to cool you down. And the perfect place are the swimming pool and beaches. But would you enjoy your scuba diving, water-ski, swimming or surfing if you discover under the sea lies this weird ugly creatures?
The stargazer fish belongs to Uranoscopidae of perciform fish that have eyes on top of their heads. They are also venomous, they have two large poisonous spines located behind the operele and above the pectoral fins. They cause electric shock.
The Viper Fish
The Viper fish is a deep water fish in the genus chauliodus, with long, needle-like teeth and hinged lower jaws. They grow to length of 30 to 60 cm (12 – 24 inches).
The Angler Fish
The angler fish are bony fish named for their characteristics mode of predation, wherein a fleshy growth from the fish’s head acts as a lure; this is considered analogous to angling. Found on the bottom or in depths of the Atlantic and Antartic oceans, more a mile below the surface of the water. Their colors are usually dark gray or dark brown.
The Barrel eye Fish
The barrel eyes fish are also called Spook fish, they are small in size, unusual-looking deep sea osmeriform fish comprising the family Opisthoproctidae. Found in tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
The Coffin Fish
The coffin-fish, are bottom dwelling fishes found on the continental slopes of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans at the depths of up to 2000 meters (6,600 ft)
The Wolf Fish
The Atlantic wolf fish otherwise known as Sea wolf, Atlantic catfish, ocean catfish, wolf eel or sea cat, is a marine fish, the largest of the wolf fish family Anarhichadidae.
The Chimaera Fish
The chimaeras are cartilaginous fish in the order Chimaeriformes, known as “ghost sharks”. They maybe the oldest and most enigmatic groups of fishes alive today. Found in North and South American and even in Europe deep sea. They have poisonous spines found in front of dorsal fins. Deep-sea divers and fishermen are most familiar with Chimaera fish.
The Lump Fish (Lump -sucker fish)
The Lump fish or Lump-sucker fish, are scaleless, with bumpy ridge down its back , which is the modified of the first dorsal fin, and knobby rows of tubercles (wart-like that swells or bulge) down side. Found in cold waters of Arctic, North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. Also named lump-suckers, because of their pelvic fins, which have develop into a adhesive discs to stick fast like glue to substances.
The Hag Fish
The Hag Fish are like eel, but they are not considered as eel, because of elongated body, they are flexible and can tie themselves into knots. They have four hearts, two brains and a paddle-like tail. This slimy fish are not usually eaten because of offensive or repulsive looks, viscosity and bad habits. But koreans made the hag fish a valued food, and called it Kkomjangeo or meokjango and Japanese called it Nuta-ungi. Hag fish are the only member that has seasonal reproductive cycle.
The Blob Fish
The Blob fish lives in deep water where pressure is several times higher than sea level, which make gas bladders (gas-filled organs) in efficient to make bouyancy (upward acting force like floating). The blob fish are gelatinous mass with density slightly less than water. This allows the blob fish to float above sea floor without effort of swimming. They can be caught by “bottom trawling( modified fishing nets pulled by trawling sea vesse in the waters of Australia) and bycatch bobfishes and other small fish.