This giant Arapaima fish is one of the largest freshwater species in the world and a bizzare one at that! In this picture, a diver shares a tank with the adult Arapaima at an aquarium in Manaus, Brazil. These species can reach lengths of up to 10 feet (3 meters) and weigh up to 400 [...]
Archive for the 'Interesting Fish' Category
Up until now, it was thought impossible for any living and breathing creature to survive without oxygen, but scientists have found the first animals that can survive as well as reproduce without any oxygen at all. These tiny-sized creatures were found at the bottom of the Mediterranean sea. The scientific team found three new species [...]
This odd-looking multi-colored psychedelic frog fish is found off the waters in Indonesia and is scientifically known as the Histiophryne Psychedilica. This frog fish hops along the bottom of the ocean and uses its fins as legs and his gills to propel itself.
This massive, humongous, 8 foot-long catfish was caught in the Chiang Khong district of Thailand, and is believed to be the biggest freshwater fish ever caught. Sadly, this huge catfish is listed as “critically endangered” by the World Conservative Union. Villagers that caught the catfish tried to keep it alive for as long as possible, [...]
All sorts of creatures exist in the deep sea, and this one struck me as being particularly odd with its horns protruding out of its head like that of a cows or a bulls. This brightly colored horn fish is called the Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria Cornuta) and lives in the Indo-Pacific region. This fish is [...]
This bizzare-looking creature is called the Orange Sea Pen and is abundant in the temperate waters of the northeastern Pacific. Each Orange Sea Pen (Ptilosarcus gurneyi) is a colony of polyps working together to survive as a whole.The primary polyp loses its tentacles and becomes the stalk of the sea pen, with a bulb as [...]
This has got to be one of the strangest and scariest sea creatures I have ever seen. This fish, dubbed the Hatchetfish due to its hatchet-like thinness, is usually found in the Caribbean waters as well as the Gulf of Mexico. The Hatchetfish has tube-like eyes that are permanently fixed upwards, giving them a scary [...]
These sea creatures were just recently discovered in the British North Sea territory.These species are absolutely stunning and it just makes you think about the thousands of other sea species that have yet to be discovered!
I came upon these pictures of Leafy Sea Dragons which are basically your regular Sea Dragons but they actually have a leafy look to them! A Leafy Sea Dragon (phycodurus eques) has long leaf-like protrusions all over its body, serving as camouflage among different types of floating seaweeds of kelp beds. Neither prey nor predators [...]
The deep sea if full of amazing creatures that are absolutely out of this world, and every year, scientists discover hundreds of these bizzare and unexplainable creatures. Researches made a trip to the Gulf of Mexico where they uncovered some of the strangest creatures deep in the ocean. Parts of the creature known as the [...]