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Top scary creatures found under water

1. Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)

Is one of two extant species of shark in the family Chlamydoselachidae, with a wide but patchy distribution in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It has been caught as deep as 1,570m (5,150 ft).


2. Dragon fish (Idiacanthus atlanticus)

This is a barebeled dragon fish of the family stomlidae, found circumglobally in southern subtropical and temperate oceans between latitudes 25 degrees south and 60 degrees East, at depths down to 2,000 meters.


3. Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)

This is a rare species of deep sea shark. Sometimes called living “living fossil” it is the only extant representatives of the family Mitsukurinidae. It can be found at depths greater than 100m (330 ft).


4. Sarcastic Fringe head (Neoclinus blanchardi).

This is a small but very hardy saltwater fish that has a large mouth and aggressive territorial behaviour. They can be up to 30cm long, elongated and slender.


5. Northern stargazer (Astroscopus guttatus)


They can reach lengths of 56cm and is found on the Atlantic shore between the states of North Carolina and New York in the United States. The northern stargazer can be found up to depths of 37m. Stargazers have a flat forehead with a lot of body mass up front near the mouth.

6. Angler fish

This is a fish of the teleost order lophiformes. It is a bony fish named for its characteistic mode of predation, in which a fleshy growth from the fish's head (the escape or illicium) acts as a lure for other fishes. Their length can vary from 2-18cm. The most amazing things about this fish, is their mode of reproduction. In which the male, a small and tinier fish, bites the female. Then poision sips into the male and kills it. The male is then absorbed by the female. Only the testicle remains in which the female uses to impregnate herself.


7. Black swallower (Chiasmodon Niger)

This is a species of deep sea fish in the family Chiasmodontidae. It is known for its ability to swallow fish larger than itself. It has a world wide distribution in tropical and subtropical waters. It was found at a depth of about 700-2,745m.




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