Say hello to the second largest living fish, the Basking Shark.
Thank god this guy only eats plankton with that mouth.
Did someone just spill their intestines on the sea floor? Nope, that’s the Proboscis Worm.
Listen to this snippet from Wikipedia: “A typical member of this class has a stylet, a calcareous barb, with which the animal stabs the prey many times to inject toxins and digestive secretions. The prey is then swallowed whole or, after partial digestion, its tissues are sucked into the mouth.”
Yeah. I’m staying far, far away from that thing.
This is the viperfish, which sports needle-like teeth and lures its prey with a light-producing organ called a photophore.
The oarfish. Has commonly been mistaken as a sea monster, and for good reason…this particular one is 18 FEET LONG.
The majestic Mola Mola, otherwise known as the Holy-Shit-Why-Are-You-Taking-Pictures-So-Close-To-That-Motherfucker.
The football fish.
If footballs looked anything like this thing, I don’t think we’d be playing it anymore.
They also dabble in some serious sexual dimorphism, meaning that the largest females may exceed lengths of 60 cm (two feet) while the males do not exceed 4 cm. Now try to picture their sex life. You’re welcome.
The Umbrella Mouth Gulper Eel, also called the Pelican Eel. The mouth is loosely hinged, and can be opened wide enough to swallow a fish much larger than the eel itself. The eel’s tail glows pink and gives off red flashes, so its prey can enjoy a rave before getting devoured.
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