The list includes ten interesting species.
Apparently, this is the most funny, creepy or weird creatures of nature. The chance to meet with most of them from diving tend to zero: almost all are very deep.
1. Oddly enough, it’s a shark. This species of shark is called a shark-plastochem, was described in 1884 by American zoologist Samuel Garman. It is believed that the frilled shark has not changed since its appearance in the Cretaceous period. As a rule, plastomes is found in the warm waters of the Atlantic ocean and is occasionally found in the Barents sea.
2. Fish-frog was opened in 2009. Unlike most fish, a fish, a frog swims, starting from the bottom of the pectoral fins, or crawls along the bottom, turning them as legs.
3. This fish-ragpicker difficult to see among the seaweed, so well it is disguised. The ragpicker was opened in 1865 in the Indian ocean.
4. Sunfish was first described in 1758. Can reach a size of several meters and weigh 2 tons. Moon fish is a bad swimmer: it can often be seen lying on its side on the surface of the water.
5. Skorpena of Ambrona was opened in 1856. Can change the color and shedding. In contrast to the majority of exotic tens has been well studied and found deep, plunging below 35 meters in the Indian and Pacific oceans near Indonesia and the Philippines.
6. Extremely ugly fish-Chimera feeds on shellfish and lives at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean. Opened in 1909.
7. Fish-drop opened in 1926. Found only near Australia and Tasmania at depths up to 1200 meters.
8. There are two types of latimeri – Latimeria chalumnae, living in the Eastern and southern coast of Africa, and Latimeria menadoensis, open and described in 1997-1999 near the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Perhaps the most ancient living fishes: coelacanths appeared 400 million years ago. Until the middle of last century latimeri were caught in large enough quantities, because it mistakenly believed that their meat (absolutely inedible taste) has anti-malarial properties.
9. Read more opened in 1930. Found only at a depth of 1 km.
10. The Smallmouth macropinna with a transparent head and large upward-facing eyes opened in 1939.
Lives in subarctic and temperate waters of the North Pacific ocean: near the coast of Northern Japan, the Kuril Islands, in the Bering sea and off the West coast of Canada and the United States.
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