These 21 Bizarre Animals Look Fictional, But Totally Exist

Our world is home to a lot of creatures, be it in the deep waters of the oceans and the seas or the thick jungles across continents, with some species remaining to be discovered. But when we do come across some of Mother Natures creations hiding deep in the forest or in an abyss, we cant help but have second thoughts as to whether these creatures do exist.

From fish having legs to having the ability to survive in outer space, this list enumerates some of the most bizarre discoveries of the natural world.

1. Black dragonfish


Photo credit: From Quarks to Quasars

The black dragonfish is a long, slender fish which lives in the deep waters of the southern hemisphere. Like other species of fish living in the deep areas of the sea, the dragonfish is equipped with photophores which allows for its bioluminescence all throughout its body. Just looking at its appearance makes you thankful that it lives in deep waters, reducing your chances of meeting one during a beach or a snorkeling trip.

. Tardigrade


Photo credit: NASA

Also known as waterbears, these microscopic organisms can withstand extreme environments, such as extreme heat, cold, pressure, dehydration, or radiation. It can be found all over the world, with mosses and lichens as its usual habitat. What is interesting to note about this organism is that it was able to survive in outer space that is, most of experimental tardigrades exposed to harsh outer space environments were revived.

. Fringehead


Photo credit: io9

Also known as the sarcastic fringehead, it was given this common name due to its fiercely territorial nature. Fringeheads are small, mostly scaleless, but with extremely large heads. Just looking at its large mouth filled with needle-like teeth is enough to trigger a nightmare.

4. Red-lipped batfish


Photo credit: Our Wild World,

Known for its brightly-colored lips, this type of fish can be usually found near Galapagos Island. The red-lipped batfish uses its pectoral fins to glide on the seafloor. Like other species of angler fish, it uses a spine-like projection in its head to lure its prey.

. Cthulhu larva

Photo credit: Pinterest

Also known as an abyssal sea cucumber, it is relatively small and feeds on mud. Its appearance (and even its name) makes it eligible to join the roster of popular science fiction monsters.

(Continue reading next page…)

  • Prev Page
  • 1 of 4
  • Next Page

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Click the LIKE button below!

Like ViralWoo on facebook to stay up to date