Want something cool? Aside from the 10 animals that you probably didn’t know existed, here are 10 sea creatures that may or may not give you nightmares!
But seriously, you will enjoy this! I hope you’ll learn something from this post!
1. Tremoctopus (Blanket Octopus)
Magical attributes are:
- Immune to Portuguese man o’ war.
- Females reach up to 2 meters in length.
- Males have a special third “right” arm that stores sperm.
- Males die shortly after mating, because said arm detaches from the male and crawls into the mantle of the female in order to fertilize the eggs.
2. Glaucus Atlanticus (Blue Dragon Seaslug)
Scary facts about this cute creature:
- It feasts on Portuguese Man o’ Wars.
- Delivers painful sting to any human who dare touches it.
- Consumes poisonous organisms and stores their poison for its personal use.
3. Ctenophora (Comb Jelly)
Technical specifications of the USS Ctenophora:
- Can grow from 1 milimeter to 1.5 meters (4 feet 11 inches)
- No brain. They make use of decentralized nerve network to function.
- Needs water flow to go through their body cavity in order to respire and digest.
4. Sternoptychidae (Deep Sea Hatchetfish)
- Size ranges from 1.1 inch to 4.7 inches long.
- By night they move up to 50-100 meters where they can view the stars. By daybreak they dive to up to 3,600 meters.
- They spawn on open water.
- Their life spans do not go beyond one year.
- Magic ability: bio-luminescent counter-illumination. Meaning, they produce light to match their surroundings in order to hide their presence.
5. Glass Squid
Well, there’s very little to see here…
Check out the Wikipedia entry for Glass Squid (lazy!).
6. Northern Stargazer
The Northern Stargazer is found between the states of North Carolina and New York, often between the depths of 100 to 120 feet (36m). Its mouth faces up in order to ambush its prey while hiding under sand. Aside from the scary face, the Stargazer can also deliver an electric shock to its prey.
Nudibranch are cool in a way that they shed their shells after their larval stage. Which, in turn, gave them the name Nudibranch, which comes from the Latin word nudus, naked, and Greek brankhia for gills.
Aside from being one of the most colorful creatures on earth, Nudibranch leverages chemicals for their protection. Toxins that can induce hpotension in a predator and such.
8. Odontodactylus Scyllarus (Peacock Mantis Shrimp)
Call it beautiful and fancy, but many consider it as a dangerous pest. They are predators whose size span from 1.2 to 7.1 inches (3 to 18 cm) with the belly of a beast. They will feast upon other inhabitants of tanks (mind you, because of their color, people collect them and treat them as pets!). Since they can grow as large as the size of an average banana, bigger specimens are also known to ram into aquariums.
9. Neoclinus Blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Aside from the scary appearance and funny name, you need to know that the Sarcastic Fringehead is overly territorial. It will wrestle intruders (and by wrestle, I mean kiss with that beautiful lips) to achieve dominance.
They grow up to 12 inches long (30 cm). Perfect pet for baby demons.
10. Scaly Dragonfish
Should have named it the Scary Dragonfish.
In any case, here’s the Wikipedia entry. Why? Because I’m lazy.
Can anyone please tell me what the heck is this?
Well, that’s all for now, folks!
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