These animals are the strangest animals that still continue to walk the earth and swim in waters.
8. Frill Neck Lizard
Looks like some of the dinosaurs from Jurrasic Park. They begin by running on all fours then once they have speed they accelerate even more standing on their hind legs. I would hate to have one of these charging at me.
7. Dumbo Octopus
This looks like a cartoon character. It reminds me of like Meatball from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, I can picture with the same voice if it could talk and the name fits it well, it kind of looks like it wouldn’t be that smart. They live at extreme depths of the ocean and are among the rarest of the Octopoda species. They are also open water animals unlike almost every other octopi.
I have been trying to figure this out for a while and I can’t, where are all of its legs, you can barely see its face. This is incredible, it is literally a giant ball of hair. These were popular pets among French royalty in the 1700s. They are bred for their long soft fur or wool.
Probably the most commonly known animal on this list, yet not any less weird. Platypuses are 1 of 5 mammals that lay eggs rather then give birth to their offspring. It is also one of the very few venomous mammals, males have a horn or spur on the back leg that they can kick with, which delivers a venom which can cause severe pain to any human.
This is like a real unicorn but it lives in the ocean. The males have the extraordinary long tusk. About 1 in 500 males have 2 tusks. the longer the tusk the more likely it is to attract a mate. It was once believed the tusks were used to pierce ice in their arctic habitat.
Anglerfish are also pretty well known on this list, a lot of people became aware of this fish because of its short appearance in Finding Nemo. The fleshy growth off its forehead acts a lure to atract prey. They live so deep in the ocean that it is impossible for sunlight to reach it, making the ocean pitch black so the anglerfish relies on its “lure” to be bioluminescent. When they first started getting captured by scientists, only females were caught, and had what appeared to be like parasites all over them. After research it was discovered that these “parasites” were actually highly reduced male ceratioids (species of anglerfish).
This decapod is only about 6 inches long, known for the amount of long, silky, blonde, setae (fur) it has. It is thought to be blind. The fur contains filamentous bacteria which is thought to be used to cleanse poisonous minerals in the ocean, which are emitted by the hydrothermal vents where it lives.
This is the oldest animal in the world. These fish first appear in the fossil record about 410 million years ago and thought to be extinct since the Cretaceous period. Then they started to turn up in in South Africa in 1938, since then there have been sightings in Madagascar, Comoros, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and other places.