Nature keeps mysteries yet to be discovered. Something that has always intrigued humans is the seabed, and we know very little about it. There are strange species related to other existing species, but they are almost nothing alike, such as giant squid or predatory jellyfish. Some of these creatures look like they were straight out of a science fiction movie or even brought from another planet. Don’t you believe us? Look at the following list that we bring you below:
This mollusk can be found in the central Indo-Pacific region. In some areas of Australia, many sea slugs have feathery structures on the back, often contrasting colors. This sea slug certainly looks like a cartoon character.
THE GIANT OSTRACOD
It is a type of crustacean with a shell. There are all kinds of species of ostracods that can be found worldwide, but the largest of them are hidden in the depths of the ocean.
This species is one of the largest; it can grow up to 5 inches long. They are primarily black with green longitudinal ridges; in some specimens, the gills have orange markings, making them even more strange.
They are flabby whale fish that are considered great predators. For some mysterious reason, they don’t have a digestive system which makes their lives really short.
This species is found mainly in the Pacific and Indian oceans; it belongs to the Caliphyllidae family. This slug that looks like a group of monarch butterflies can measure up to four centimeters; it is not that big compared to other species.
It is a relatively large and unusual type of monkfish to find. The main difference from other monkfish is that they do not have the characteristic light on their head to attract other fish; however, they have large, sharp teeth in their mouths.
The Hypselodoris Apolegma is a species found in the western tropical Pacific Ocean; Apogelma is the Greek tunic word. These are due to the white margin on their body; These strange and colorful animals eat mostly sponges.
Janolus Barbarensisis is one of the most colorful sea slugs; this gastropod mollusk can measure up to fifty millimeters. This incredible specimen can be found in Baja, California, San Francisco, and Mexico.
It is a kind of Tunicate that is immobile. It is characterized because it feeds by filtration; its body is like a giant bag that feeds on what it filters into the water. In addition to plankton, they are also capable of retaining small crustaceans.
This spice is found in the nearby waters of Kenya, South Africa, or the western part of India; it can measure up to forty millimeters. This gastropod mollusk of the Chromodorididae family comes in different colors.
This species is a mix between the famous starfish and the sea cucumber. For a time, they were one of the creatures that most populated the oceans, but today only a few have survived and are found in the cold and dark waters of the Arctic.
It was discovered in 1890 and has rarely been seen since. Its body has a kind of transparent umbrella-shaped cloth made of tentacles.
Hypselodoris Kanga is a species of sea slug belonging to the Chromodorididae family; it has a grayish-blue body covered with black and yellow spots. This nudibranch is found in the Indian Ocean and the seas around Hong Kong.
THE GIANT STYGIOMEDUSA
It is one of the largest invertebrate predators in the ocean. It lacks tentacles but has four arms to wrap around prey and can reach more than 10 meters in length.
This type of slug is usually found on sandy ground or in caves; this species is carnivorous as it feeds on mollusks and small crustaceans. These slugs are of different colors, but they have the characteristic that they are always very bright and eye-catching.
The snailfish is characterized because its skin has no scales, and its meat is gelatinous. It lives in the depths of the ocean and has a parasitic behavior.
This marine species is found in the ocean near the Philippines; the reticulated Chromodoris is a hermaphroditic species, with both male and female organs simultaneously. After mating, the outer part of the penis separates but can grow back within 24 hours.
Another jelly-like worm-like creature – they are families of jellyfish, although their bodies consist of a mass that acts as appendages of a larger body.
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