Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ugly but cute

This ugly fish is the blobfish. It has lack of muscles, that means it can not really swim, so it has a special way of finding food. It just floats in the water, waiting for something edible to pass by... This fish is what I call ''really disgusting''.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Frilled shark

The deep water frilled shark is a prehistoric shark which is very rarely seen. The frilled shark looks like a brown eel and weirder, it has three points on one tooth. The frilled shark is named because it has frills on it gills. It feeds on soft-bodied prey, such as squid and small fish. Believe it has six gills instead of five! Sorry, I have the same picture twice but please don't bother about it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The anglerfish!

This is the anglerfish. It is scary right? But look at the rod on its head! It is called a lure. Bacteria living in the lure makes the lure glow. This helps it to attract prey or even a mate. The anglerfish male is about 20 times smaller than the female! What is weird? To mate, the male anglerfish uses special teeth and cling on to the belly of the female. Then, it stays there for the rest of its life. On the fourth picture, can you see the male circled in red? The hairy angler species (below) has hair like things. It detects the movement of prey.

Other chimaera species!

The chimaeras are related to sharks. This species, elephantfish chimaera, is another weird one. Unlike the longnose, it has a curved snout! The other one has no snout and called the ratfish chimaera. It is kinda rarely seen in deep waters.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The scary deep sea dragonfish

The deep sea dragonfish is the top predator of the abyss. The scaly dragonfish has a luminous rod on its chin. The rod attracts prey and when the prey comes close, it snaps it with its very powerful jaws. Fact: Some species of dragonfish have extendable jaws!

Depths of the ocean 1, Viperfish

The viperfish is a scary deep sea creature. The viperfish is very small and some species has a light organ under its eyes. The viperfish has transparent teeth so fish won't notice its unseen trap.

Monday, July 12, 2010


This unusual small fish is the spookfish or barreleye. The spookfish has two unusually large eyes, which collect light (bioluminescence) to help them see in the abyss.

Inferno invertebrates

Crazy invertebrates and other crazy fish!