Five of The World’s Saddest Looking Fishes

Earth is the only known planet with life on it. The creations on this planet exist in many different forms, shapes and colours. Looks can be deceiving. Even though organisms may look happy, sad or vicious they survive and thrive with their special adaptions.

            The creations in nature exist in many different forms, shapes and colours. If this were not the case, the world would have been a much dismal place. We humans take the beauty of nature for granted. Very few people stop to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. When humans started walking the surface of the earth, we started altering the environment to suite to our needs. We decided it was too much work for us to adapt to the environment. The result of this is that, little by little the world is losing its beauty and becoming a greyer place.

             This article is written to show and create awareness among the readers about some of these beauties before they vanish from the surface of this planet. It is said that beauty is skin deep, and so can be sadness.

Blob fish

The blob fish is the saddest looking and one of the most bizarre fish that looks like a ‘blob’ of goo. The fish lacks real muscles, but instead has a gelatinous mass, which is slightly less dense than water. The presence of swim bladders in most fishes helps them to maintain buoyancy. The blob fish lacks this feature; however, its low density keeps it from sinking to the bottom of the ocean. The blob fish can grow up to 12 inches long and they live off the coast of mainland Australia and Tasmania at depths of 600-1200 meters. They are bottom dwellers that feed on sea urchins and molluscs. These little creatures are critically endangered and facing the risk of extinction as they are being caught along with crustacea, due to deep sea trawling.

Deep-sea hatchet fish

The deep-sea hatchet fish is a mesopelagic fish found in the deepest parts of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. They are deep-sea fish occurring at depths of about 0.2 km to 6 km. These small fishes vary in sizes ranging between 2.8 to 12 cm. They have bioluminescent organs known as photophores, which allow them to camouflage from predators. They do this by adjusting to the intensity of the light coming from the surface. This makes it nearly impossible for predators to see the deep-sea hatchets from below. The deep-sea hatchet fish has large sunken eyes, like that of a ghost. They are able to see objects close and far to them with their large and sometimes tube shaped eyes. Their special eyes give them a sad look like that of a trapped soul.

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42 Responses to “Five of The World’s Saddest Looking Fishes”
  1. papaleng Says...

    On April 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    They’re really are weird-looking fishes.


  2. Minister Marlene Says...

    On April 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Goodness, these guys aren’t that good looking. I love the Blob fish though. He’s a funny character. Great info, God created them so they should never become extinct. You’re so right, little by little the world will lose it’s beauty.


  3. lauralu Says...

    On April 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Wow really sad looking great article, Thanks ^_^


  4. Thewoodlandelf Says...

    On April 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I think the blob fish gets the prize for strangest looking, it really does look like just blob of goo.


  5. marqjonz Says...

    On April 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    This is a very creative natural history article.


  6. LCM Linda Says...

    On April 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Interesting topic. These fishes have a weird look. I always think blob fish has a human face as well.


  7. A05031992 Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 1:17 am

    wow…. i like brother


  8. heruaja Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Animals are scary ….!


  9. girishpuri Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 6:48 am

    why they are sad ?


  10. jennifer eiffel01 Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 8:10 am

    These fish certainly look sad. I thought the oils in fish were supposed to make you happy LOL


  11. Angelji Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    scary faces …


  12. pulsananda Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Funny faces..,
    :)


  13. erwinkennythomas Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    sad indeed! scary too


  14. Martin Kloess Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    keep em coming


  15. mohitraj321 Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    very good scary fishes i did not see before


  16. Tulan Says...

    On April 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Poor sad little fellows.


  17. DS DUBY Says...

    On April 29, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Great article!


  18. bryan21764 Says...

    On April 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Great post. These are fish that I did not know even existed.

    Keep posting great article/pics.

    Bryan

    http://authspot.com/short-stories/you-are-not-alone-life-as-you-know-it-will-change/


  19. sheilanewton Says...

    On April 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oh, woe! So miserable. What a unique post, Safa. Love it.


  20. yes me Says...

    On April 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

    A fishy face cheers


  21. TIPS2TRICKS Says...

    On April 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    wow,, awesome


  22. momofplenty Says...

    On April 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, they are sad looking.


  23. Angelji Says...

    On May 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

    the best writer..


  24. Tiki33 Says...

    On May 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    This is just excellent work. Those fish look strange and sad at teh same time. Thanks for sharing!


  25. Safa Says...

    On May 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The real scary ones are coming up in my next article…


  26. BANASCO Says...

    On May 2, 2012 at 5:23 am

    nice share.


  27. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On May 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    The scorpion fish is sad about not getting matching pink coral :-)
    Tweeted.


  28. girishpuri Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

    they look sad


  29. Dreamy777 Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    your fish articles are so very cool


  30. Angelji Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 1:54 am

    not only human who are sad but also fishes..


  31. LCM Linda Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    When looking at these sad faces, I can’t help wondering if fish also have thoughts and feelings.


  32. Margaret Boseroy Says...

    On May 6, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Another great article! The paddle-flap scorpionfish wins the prize for being the saddest-looking…I’m glad they don’t feel as sad as they look. :-)


  33. Sithin.T.S Says...

    On May 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Its just opposite to that scary looking fishes..


  34. realityspeaks Says...

    On May 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Excellent share. Blob fish is a rocker!


  35. Eiddwen Says...

    On May 17, 2012 at 5:25 am

    A great read and thank you so much for sharing.
    Take care and have a great day.
    Eddy.


  36. Eiddwen Says...

    On May 17, 2012 at 5:27 am

    A great read and thank you so much for sharing.
    Take care and have a great day.
    .


  37. avissado Says...

    On May 21, 2012 at 4:04 am

    they look awful. great post!


  38. avissado Says...

    On May 21, 2012 at 4:10 am

    they do look awful. great post


  39. Rahmat Syam Says...

    On May 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

    great article :)


  40. Rahmat Syam Says...

    On May 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I Come again :)


  41. dodolbete Says...

    On June 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Geez… they really are looking as if they’re very sad hahaha I love it Safa ^,^


  42. KittyK Says...

    On June 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Oh! They do, indeed appear very sad…


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