We all know that there are various dangerous living creatures out there in the ocean and here are the most weird deep ocean creatures that you haven’t heard of it. The term deep sea creature refers to organisms that live below the photic zone of the ocean. So let’s begin the top 5 weird deep ocean creature of all time.
Frog fishes have a stocky appearance, atypical of fish. Ranging from 2.5–38 cm, Pupuke’s fish is not only the largest of its species, it is the largest of its family; It is the granddaddy of all frogfish. Natural enemies of frogfish are large species of frogfish and moray eel.
Striated Frogfish Frogfish can inhale their prey in six thousands of a second. That’s one of the fastest eating methods known in the animal kingdom. We can find it with other frogfish only during the mating season. Blending into a reef lets them hide in plain sight, but frogfish are also a type of anglerfish.
4. Giant Squid
The giant squid is a species of deep-ocean dwelling squid in the family Architeuthidae. It can grow to a tremendous size, offering an example of deep-sea gigantism: recent estimates put the maximum size at around 12–13 m for females and 10 m for males. It’s believed that giant squid live about five years and, in that time, reproduce only once.
Sperm whales are the only known regular predator of giant squids. Juvenile giant squids are prey to smaller whales, such as pilot whales, deep-sea sharks and other predatory fish. Giant squid is wide ranging usually found near continental and island slopes from the North Atlantic Ocean.
3. Frilled Shark
The frilled shark is a species of shark in the family Chlamydoselachidae. Its long, cylindrical body reaches lengths of nearly 7 feet (2 m), and it placed its fins far back on the body. The frilled shark’s mouth is just as terrifying as the maw of a great white: It’s lined with 25 rows of backward-facing, trident-shaped teeth 300 in all.
The frilled shark typically lives close to the seabed or in the water column at depths between 500 and 1,000 meters, but may have found as deep as 1,500 meters.
Frilled sharks are highly specialized for life in the deep sea with reduced, poorly calcified skeletons and enormous livers filled with low-density lipids, which allows them to maintain their position in water with little effort.
A Viperfish is any species of marine fish in the genus Chauliodus. Long, needle-like teeth characterize Viperfish and hinged lower jaws. A typical Viperfish grows to lengths of 30 to 60 cm.
Pacific Viperfish mainly feed on fish, but they will go after crustaceans, plankton, shrimp, small fish and occasionally will catch a larger fish. The main fish they feed on are myctophids, or otherwise known as lanternfish.
As with other deep-sea fish, they can endure long periods with minimal food. We believe Viperfish to live from 30 to 40 years in the wild, but in captivity they rarely live more than a few hours.
The anglerfish are fish of the teleost order Lophiiformes. They are bony fish named for their characteristic mode of predation, in which a changed luminescent fin ray acts as a lure for other fish.
The females of these species can live 30 years, according to Pietsch, and over that time might collect several males, who provide sperm season after season after season.
Some species live in coral reefs and others on sandy ocean bottoms. The most grotesque looking species are deep-sea creatures, some can live well below 3,000 feet beneath the surface.