Sea creatures that looks like they were from outer space (15 pictures)

The world beneath the ocean often looks like an alien planet.


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Goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni, between 3 and 4 meters or 10-13 ft)

(via Wikimedia Commons)

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The Sarcastic Fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi, up to 30 cm or 12 in long)

(via Tywkiwdbi)

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The Atlantic Silver Hatchetfish or the Lovely Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus aculeatus, 7 cm or 2.8 in)

(via The Featured Creature and National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration)

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The Yeti Lobster (Kiwi hirsuta, 15 cm or 6 in long, discovered only in 2005)

(via Wikimedia Commons/A. Fifis)

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The humpback anglerfish or common black devil (Melanocetus johnsonii, females are up to 20 cm or 8 in long)

(via Allan Bruce and Fishes of Australia, photo by Edith Widder)

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Sloane's viperfish (Chauliodus sloani, length between 20-35 cm or 7-14 in)

(via OpenCage)

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Common fang tooth fish (Anopoglaster cornuta, 18 cm long or 7 in)

(via All That Is Interesting)

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Common fang tooth fish (Anopoglaster cornuta, 18 cm long or 7 in)

(via Brian Suda)

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Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus, 70 cm or 2.3 ft)

(via Fishindex)

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The Wolftrap Anglerfish (Lasiognathus amphirhamphus, 15 cm or 6 in)

(via Wikimedia Commons/Theodore W. Pietsch)

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Fanfin Seadevil (Caulophryne jordani, 60 cm, 2 ft)

(via Fishindex)

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Frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus, 2 m or 6.6 ft)

(via Awashima Marine Park/Getty Images)

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The Black Swallower, that could swallow larger fishes than itself (Chiasmodon niger, 25 cm or in 10 in)

(Photo by Dan Kitwood)

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The Smooth Lumpsucker (Aptocyclus ventricosus, 40 cm or 16 in)

(via The Featured Creature)

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The walking Pink handfish and Red handfish (from the family Brachionichthyidae, 10 cm or 4 in in length)

(via CSIRO, photo by Andrew Maver)