The deep sea is all about unknown and weirdness. At the lowest layer of the ocean little or no light penetrates so deep; it was a perception that no life would be found there. But on the contrary, sea life thrives in the deep sea. Almost miraculously, we are finding interesting, bizarre, never-before-seen creatures – so here in our Top strange fish list we are going to entertain you with some fun facts.
5. The Pacu Fish
Pacu, the fish with human teeth, is related to the piranha but the main difference is their teeth structure. Piranha have pointed, sharp teeth, whereas pacu have squarer, straighter teeth s a human
The residents of Papua New Guinea call this fish a “ball cutter.” Any guesses why? Well, the local fishermen who are worried about their testicles when get in the water, can give you some clue.
4. The crocodile icefish or white-blooded fish
The crocodile icefish do not produce red blood cells and consequently their blood lacks the normal red color. This is because of their adaptability to the cold water of Antarctica.
Instead of hemoglobin, this strange fish have a kind of natural anti-freeze that maintains oxygen supply and their body temperature.
Jawfishes are mouthbreeders. After mating, the female jawfish hatches the eggs in mouth of the male. All this is to protect them from predators.
A gold-specs jawfish typically keep their eggs in their mouth for 8-10 days before hatching.
2. Red-lipped Batfish
Found at a depth of 30m or more on the Galapagos Islands, this fish looks like it put a lot of lipstick!
Red-lipped Batfish uses its pectoral fins to walk on the seabed as its body is not suitable for swimming.
The name “batfish” is originated from their bat-like appearance.
1. The blobfish
This fish secures the top spot of Top strange fish list. The blobfish inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania; it is rarely seen by humans. It is the most Bizarre Animal on this list of top 5 strange fish.
Its appearance is much more fish-like when it is in water due to the high levels of water pressure, but out of water its shape distorts due to its low density flesh. Due to its unappealing look, in September 2013 the blobfish was voted the “World’s Ugliest Animal” and adopted as the mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.
These aren’t the type of fish that you see often. Not to worry, there are other ways of catching some rare lake monsters. All you need are the proper fishing gears like fishing lines and baits and the perfect rod that can reel in some big fish.
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