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Animals that live beneath deep waters are some real weird creatures (with most of them being really terrifying) thanks to some still unknown evolutionary reason. With such a sheer number weird creatures and monsters roaming the oceans, we today have compiled a list of the most weird ocean creatures that could help us in determining the most bizarre ocean creature on Earth:

Black Swallower

Black Swallower
Also known as the “Great Swallower”, it is named after its ability to devour fishes that are 10 times larger than its own size. They are found in the subtropical and tropical waters worldwide.

Tonguefish

Tonguefish
Recently found in the depths of the Western Pacific Ocean, they have flat bodies which resemble flounders but are a little bit longer than them. Both of their tiny eyes are located on the left side of their bodies.
Astonishingly they live in the extreme hostile environments found around hydrothermal vents that are usually rich in sulphur.

Carnivorous Sea Sponge

Carnivorous coral
The candelabra-shaped coral is one of the most unique underwater creatures in our list. They have a fool proof way to prey as they capture small ocean creatures with the help of their hooks and spread their membranes all over them.

Dumbo Octopus

 Dumbo Octopus
Usually habituated between 3000-7000 meters below the surface, Dumbo Octopus is similar to the regular octopus except for its ear-like flaps on both sides of its rather cute bell-shaped head.
They are never exposed to sunlight and they feed on the crustaceans, snails and the bivalves’ available at the seabed. So far this is the deepest-dwelling octopus specie known to Science.

Megamouth Shark

Megamouth Shark
It’s name says it all as it is a shark specie with a really gigantic mouth. With overhanging jaws and bulbous head it’s native to the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The base of its throat consists of triangular marks and the tips of its fins have characteristic white spots. With a total length of roughly 4.5 meters, a Megamouth on average weighs a whooping 1653 pounds.

Pacific Black Dragon

Pacific Blackdragon
As evident from it’s name, Pacific Black Dragon is found in the Pacific Ocean and a typical male Black Dragon is comparatively larger than it’s female counter part.
Black Dragon females have a distinct long chin whisker and have fanlike teeth, however male lack both the chin and the teeth. These tiny creatures don’t have a stomach and their entire life cycle revolves around mating.

Footballfish

Football Fish
Native to the tropical and the subtropical waters of Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, they have an extremely interesting lifestyle.
A female football typically raises and cares for multiple male footballfishes where as a male footballfish simply clinges to it’s female partner and feeds directly from its body.

Harlequin Jawfish

Harlequin Jaw fish
Found in the Red Sea and the Indo-West Pacific Ocean they are approximately 3 cm long in length. They have bulging eyes, thick lips and white patches covering their entire bodies.
Interestingly the male Jawfishes depict mouthbrooding behavior and keep their unhatched eggs in their mouths until they hatch.

Atlantic Giant Squid

Giant Squid
Commonly known as Architeuthis dux, it is the world’s largest known invertebrate having a confirmed length of 43 feet (with some unconfirmed specimens measuring 66 feet).
There are several unconfirmed and disputed stories about giant squid attacks on humans that have circulated throughout the history including giant squid attacks on stranded sailors from the sunken ships during the World War II.

Terrible Claw Lobster

Terrible Claw Lobster
When it was first founded in Pacific Ocean in 2007, a new genus was created. Although it is a small animal however one of its claws can be equal to it’s entire body length.
Both of its claws are different in size and have sharp teeth which it uses effectively to grasp its prey.


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