Top 5 Ugliest Fish

There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but not all of them are pretty With over 200

000 different species it’s only natural that some of them are hideous Here are the top 5 ugliest fish Number 5: The Lumpsucker/Henfish Found lurking at the bottom of the cool waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific ocean is the Lumpsucker Although lumpsuckers are cute as babies, they tend to grow up to look something like this Sometimes referred to as the Henfish, the Lumpsucker is typically 1-2 feet long with a asymmetrical, blob-like body with protruded eyes And while most fish have a narrow frame, the Lumpsucker tends to be more spherical They also have skin instead of scales along with a giant dorsal fin Although the lumpsucker may not be a great swimmer, they have impressive endurance and can travel up to 60 miles

Their diet consists mostly of smaller fish, crustaceans, worms, and jellyfish Fun fact: The male's stomach turns red during mating and the eggs of the female (aka roe) are a popular alternative to caviar Number 4: Snailfish Snailfish, sometimes referred to as Sea Snails, pretty much look like giant tadpoles They have a large head with small eyes and an elongated body, which resembles an eel Like the Lumpsucker, this fish also has skin instead of scales

Surprisingly little is known about the snailfish There are over 410 different species each being different from the rest Some live in shallow water, while others live in the deepest parts of the ocean Some are 2 inches long, while others are 30 inches long Some live in warm water, others live in cold

Some are smooth, some are prickly Some have a strict diet, others eat anything they can You get the idea… But all of them are but pretty ugly and they don’t taste great either, fisherman consider them pests Number 3: The Goblin Shark While it may sounds and look like something out of a bad science fiction novel, the Goblin Shark is in fact real and it certainly lives up to it’s name The image you are seeing is not photoshopped, the shark actually does look like the offspring of a goblin and a shark

It has a long protruded snout which contains over 50 creepy nail-like teeth and a jaw that extends outward when biting The skin is an unappealing pinkish white, almost as if it was never fully developed No only does the goblin shark look and sound creepy, but it acts creepy too! It’s a deep sea bottom dweller, meaning it is found in the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean, 4200 feet below, in pitch black It’s also considered a “slow moving species”, which it basically means that it’s constantly lurking Like other sharks, it senses its prey using Electro sensitive organs and uses its extending jaw to snap out for a quick capture

This shark is unlike any other shark, it is a unique species with a lineage dating back 125 million years ago and it’s not related to the ones on earth today Overall very little is known about goblin shark, mostly because it’s a deep sea creature and humans rarely come in contact with them But we don’t even know how they mate, a pregnant goblin shark has never been discovered…for all we know it spawns! Number 2: The Gulper Eel Coming in at number 2 on our list is the gulper eel, aka pelican eel The fish is technically not an eel, but it’s about the closet thing that it resembles It can be found at depths over 9000 feet below sea level or almost 2 miles deep

Even for the deep sea, this is one of the oddest creatures that has ever been discovered The fish is dark black in color and can grow up to 31 inches long, but the most notable feature of the Gulper Eel is it’s unusually large mouth which acts as a net to capture prey The fish also has a stomach capable of stretching which allows for it to consume prey larger than itself The Gulper Eel is known to not be a very good swimmer, but a small luminous organ at the end of it’s tail acts as a light to help lure and capture prey Not much is known about this strange creature due to the depths of it’s habitat, but we’re pretty confident that it looks weird

Number 1: The Blobfish And finally, number 1 on our list: the Blobfish You’ve likely seen random photos online of this atrocity and may have dismissed them as being photoshopped, but the photos are real and the blob fish actually does look like this, but here’s the catch: it only looks like this out of water The truth is, we don’t actually know what blobfish looks like in it’s natural environment because the fish is extremely rare and lives at depths over 4000 feet below And water pressure at this depth is about 100 times stronger than that on land Because the fish has no skeletal structure, not even teeth, the blobfish becomes heavily, perhaps even morbidly, disfigured when brought to land

Although we’re not certain what the Blobfish actually looks like in the deep sea, it’s likely safe to assume from the pictures that it’s probably still pretty ugly Are you aware of any fish that are uglier than these top 5? If so, subscribe and let us know in the comments below

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