Bizarre! Alien-like sea creatures that you never knew existed

Nov 25, 2018, 10:30 IST
  • Bizarre! Alien-like sea creatures that you never knew existed

    Mainly found in the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, the Humpead Wrasse can easily be identified by the prominent hump on its head. They can exist in small groups

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    The moonfish or Opah are members of the marine life that are very rarely caught. They have large, round eyes and an iridescent pattern on their scales.

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    The Ranchu fish is native to Japan. Like its closes cousin, the lionfish, the Ranchu fish has a downturned tail and a round body

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    The colourful Napolean fish is the largest living member of the family Labridae family. It is an opportunistic predator that preys on molluscs and other smaller fish. 

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    The sunfish is a very large creature of the deep seas. It is the heaviest among bony fishes

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    The telescope-eyed goldfish has a deep body and long flowing fins. However, like its name suggests, it key features are its protruding eyes

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    The lionfish is known for its long, flowing fins. Interestingly, it has few predators and is known to engage in cannibalism

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    This elongated, snake-like fish is a Dwarf sea Cucumber. It is a scavenger by nature and usually feeds on dead and decaying organic  matter

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    The European Sturgeon can reach a length of up to 20 feet and weigh, as much as, 400 kg. These sturgeons migrate from the sea into fresh water to spawn. They are found along most European coasts except for the far north

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    Flowerhorn cichlids are noted for the shape of their heads and their deep, vibrant colours. They originated in South-East Asia and are admired for their protruding crown. These fishes are known for being aggressive and territorial and cannot be housed in close proximity to one another

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With much of the oceans and seas left for us to explore, there are many deep-sea dwellers that are yet to see the light of day. Here are some alien-like sea creatures that will shock you

 

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