Although these days everyone is obsessed with zombies and aliens, some of the strangest and most terrifying creatures in the universe lie beneath the surface of the waves on our very own planet. In the pitch black depths of the ocean where the pressure can be dozens of times higher than at sea level, you may very well find yourself running into one of these denizens of the deep. Allow us to introduce you to the 25 most terrifying deep sea creatures on Earth.
1. Goblin Shark
The Goblin shark was first introduced in 1898, by Jordan. This shark is known as the goblin shark in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa. It also referred too as elfin shark, hisihai shark, Japanese neushaii, japanischer nasenhai, and so on.
The goblin shark is a bottom-dwelling shark that is sometimes seen in shallow coastal water. It has been found in waters up to 4265 feet deep and in waters as shallow as 311 feet to 499 feet.
The size of mature male goblins have been found to be 8.66 feet,10.49 feet and 12.6 feet in total length and mature females have been measured to be 11 feet and 12.2 feet in total feet. Its weight is 463 pounds. The goblin shark seldom comes in contact with human because of its large size it could be potentially dangerous.
It is equipped with a luminous red chin appendage for luring pray, two feet long snaggletooth fish is one scary creature. Snaggletooth fish is found in deep sea waters between Australia and New Zealand.
3. Mega mouth shark
The mega mouth shark is considered to be one of the rarest forms of sharks out there. They were discovered until 1975 when a navy ship accidentally found one caught up in their anchor. This is one of the three types of sharks that are filter feeders. They have uniquely designed jaws and gills for it. Filter feeders help to keep the water clean for all aquatic life.
Viperfish is also known as a ferocious hunter. Its overgrown teeth make it recognizable among other deep sea fish. Its size is from 12-24 inches, and it can be found up to 5000 ft below the sea surface at depths of around 250ft.They are usually dark blue and grey in color, but some are transparent. Viperfish has an expected lifespan of 30 to 40 years.
5. Hatch fish
Hatch fish gets its name from the distinct hatchet-like shape of its body. Its size is 1 to 6 inches. Most of the smaller hatch fish species are covered in delicate silvery scales.
6. Fang tooth
Fang tooth is a small fish keeps length of only six inches. It is short in size, deep body and with a large head and mouth. The body of it is covered with small, prickly scales and its color varies from black to dark brown. It has very small eyes that are set high on the head buy eyesight of it is very poor. The most noticeable characteristics of this species are the teeth. They are so large that the fangs on the lower jaw actually slide into specially formed pockets in the roof of the mouth when the jaw is closed. fishes are seen between 600 and 6500 feet.
7. Barrel eye
Barreleye fish gets its name from large eyes, also known as the Macropinna microtome. Its head is completely transparent, filled with fluid. It lives at depths of around 2000 to 2600ft.
Grenadiers fish lives at depth between 200 and 6000 meters and attaining lengths between 10cm and 1.5 meters. They also have chemoreceptor on their head and lips and sensory barbells on their chin.
9. Blue Ringed octopus
The Blue Ringed octopus is a very small organism, belonging to the family of Octopodidae. It has 8 arms and it grows to maximum length of 200mm.it is found in normally dark brown to dark yellow in color.
10. Black Swallower
Black Swallower, is to be one of the strangest fish. It is small in size and is found in the deep ocean because it has a voracious appetite. It is a member of the Chismodontidae family. These fish are deep ocean dwelling fish and have a monster like appearance along with a monster appetite fish much larger than itself that put the hungry largemouth Bass to shame.