Five of The World’s Scariest-looking Fishes

Are there no monsters in this world?

As children, we have all had nightmares about monsters. We woke up screaming because of the scary creatures that were in our dreams and our parents would come rushing into our rooms and assure us that it was just a dream and that monsters are not real. Is it true? Are there no monsters in this world? The truth is that our mothers and fathers are not totally right and that there really are monsters living in this world. However, we might not encounter them on a daily basis. These creatures, which come in different shapes and sizes, occur in the profundities of the oceans. Read on to find out about these scary looking creatures…

Anglerfish

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Observation of the Anglerfish is possible, close to the ocean floor, more than a mile deep. Anglers belong to a group of fishes with some two hundred species, which ‘fish’ for their own food. They use a specialised dorsal fin as a ‘fishing rod’. The tip of this dorsal fin is often luminous due to the presence of a certain type of bioluminescent bacteria. The Anglerfish wiggles this ‘lure’ to attract other smaller fishes.

Anglerfishes have massive heads with wierd, hideous and scary-looking features. Their mouths are extremely large with razor-sharp, pointed, inbound teeth; a feature that gives them a ferocious, scary and a monstrous look. One of the most interesting features of the Anglerfish is its remarkable method of reproduction. The male Angler attaches itself to the female by biting and they fuse together. In time, the male loses its eyes and other organs and become just a sack of sperms. After fertilization an egg mass, measuring 9 m by 3 m in size, floats just below the surface and become planktonic.

Fangtooth

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Seeing vampires in movies often makes us believe that these creatures really exist among us. Though there is no substantial proof of vampire existence in this universe, there happens to be certain creatures that we can compare to vampires. They are the Fangtooths aka ogre fish. Fangtooths are associated with vampires, not because they drink blood, or are invisible in photographs, or their bodies shine like diamonds when exposed to sunlight, but due to their long, fang-like sharp teeth, and because they live in extreme depths, where no sunlight reaches them.

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  1. lauralu Says...

    On May 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    scary Safa Wow


  2. lapasan Says...

    On May 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    They look scary indeed.


  3. Eunike Says...

    On May 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Seems like ancient fishes


  4. VV Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 5:30 am

    wow really ugly…


  5. yes me Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 8:09 am

    The muppets came to me in the first picture cheers


  6. girishpuri Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

    scary


  7. DS DUBY Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

    wow, now I’m gonna have nightmares again! Thanks great share.


  8. momofplenty Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Super scary looking, great article… monsters in the sea…


  9. tankermone Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Wouldn’t want to meet these in a flooded alley! Great post!


  10. Dreamy777 Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    wow they are very scary


  11. sukses25 Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    amazing….


  12. erwinkennythomas Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    scary indeed! nice piece


  13. Martin Kloess Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    we like this!


  14. LCM Linda Says...

    On May 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    All these scary fish are new to me. Some of them give me the alien-feel. Our planet is really full of wonders.


  15. pulsananda Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Nice article with nice picture,
    may their teeth need to be trimmed
    :)


  16. Angelji Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Yaks…ugly faces fishes,,good to know this things..


  17. Ketop Joze Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Wow… wow.. sea monster. Beware when you dive in the deepest sea


  18. saffana Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 8:05 am

    really scary creatures,


  19. realityspeaks Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Scary indeed. Anglerfish looks like a monster from a horror flick.


  20. Nxwtypx Says...

    On May 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Those are all hideous, haha.


  21. mohitraj321 Says...

    On May 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

    nice article


  22. Margaret Boseroy Says...

    On May 6, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Awesome post! The scariest looking one, for me, is the angler fish, but the most bizarre has to be the small set of jaws in the moray eel’s mouth! Yikes!


  23. Eiddwen Says...

    On May 6, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Wow what a great article;thanks for haring and I look forward to many more by you.
    Eddy.


  24. sheilanewton Says...

    On May 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Found this via RedGage. Don’t know how I missed this amazing piece of work. It’s great. SCARY – aaaarrrggggghhhh!


  25. avissado Says...

    On May 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

    aaaaaaaaarggggggggghhh! so scary!


  26. Martin Kloess Says...

    On May 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    more, more


  27. Steven West Says...

    On May 8, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Excellent posting. I know that I would never want to encounter any of these fish.


  28. Sheri Fresonke Harper Says...

    On May 8, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Truly scary!


  29. papaleng Says...

    On May 8, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Scary indeed, specially the fangtooth.


  30. Lisa Marie Mottert Says...

    On May 8, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Wow…really scary looking fish, especially the Angler!
    This is a very interesting and well written article:) Thanks, Safa!


  31. Vinaya Ghimire Says...

    On May 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I will never eat these creatures, looks like they will nibble my bowels when I eat them. LOL


  32. mohitraj321 Says...

    On May 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    very nice


  33. Sithin.T.S Says...

    On May 12, 2012 at 11:06 am

    ooohhhhhh its scary…..


  34. Rahmat Syam Says...

    On May 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Wow, They look like a monster..hiiiiiiii


  35. Martin Kloess Says...

    On May 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    i’m back


  36. sheilanewton Says...

    On May 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Came back to like this once more – superb. love the images – oooh! Terrifying!


  37. Martin Kloess Says...

    On May 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    waiting for new stuff


  38. asmawi24 Says...

    On May 21, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    woww/… creepy


  39. Debi Says...

    On May 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    wow I had no idea.. they are scary.. love your article
    Debbie


  40. evcalangian Says...

    On May 27, 2012 at 7:25 am

    They are really scary. The angler fish looks like a dragon. :-) Good share. Thanks.:-)


  41. Rahmat Syam Says...

    On May 28, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I’ll be back again next time..hehehe :D


  42. Rahmat Syam Says...

    On May 30, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I’m comeback :D


  43. KittyK Says...

    On May 31, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Good grief! I would not want any encounter with these “things” -


  44. gaby7 Says...

    On May 31, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Jesus Christ!


  45. dodolbete Says...

    On June 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Real monsters indeed. Cool post Safa ^_^


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