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Ugly Ocean Creatures



July 23rd, 2014 by in World

Goblin Shark – That elongated snout isn’t just for looks, it’s used as a sensory tool that can detect electric fields produced by other animals.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Zombie Worms – Also known as boneworms, zombie worms bore into the bones of dead whales.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Dragonfish – These little guys (most only grow to about 6 inches long) have a special organ called a photophore that allows them to produce light and let their prey come to them.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Anglerfish – The fish that goes fishing. Anglerfish use the growth sprouting from their heads as a lure to draw in other fish. Take a look at those teeth and you can probably guess what happens next.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Coffinfish – You won’t want to hold this species of sea toad with your hands. Those spines will make warts the least of your worries.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Fangtooth – These have the biggest teeth of any fish in the ocean (proportionate to body size).

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Basking Shark – The second-largest fish in the world, basking sharks use their might to feed on tiny plankton. Pick on something your own size!

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Sloane’s Viperfish – At roughly 11 inches long, their teeth are more than half of its length.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Megamouth Shark – Though smaller than its fellow planktivore the basking shark, the megamouth shark clearly has the superior name.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Giant Isopod – These can grow to be 15x the size of regular isopods, which you’d probably also be afraid of.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Stonefish – As if anything would bother a fish with a mug like that, stonefish have poisonous spines that stick up when threatened.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

Hatchetfish – Their terrifying eyes point upward so they can spot any leftover fish food that might be falling from above.

Real Ocean Creatures That Could Be from Your Worst Nightmares

 

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