This deep sea fish of the family lives in really deep waters off the coasts of south Australia and Tasmania.
The world can always amaze us with it’s wonderful creations but some creations can only be described as bizaar, check out these 21 crazy strange fish!
This very rare deep-sea shark is a “living fossil” which has been around since before the dinosaurs existing for 125 million years.
Anglerfishes live in darkness in the depths of our oceans, these bony fish use a fleshy growth on the fish’s head that acts as a lure to draw in smaller fish to predate on.
This is THE big game fish from Africa to go fishing for, with huge razor sharp teeth and a known man killer you need to be careful if you want to catch one of these monsters.
From the river Ganges in India this oversized catfish is enormous, it is thought that recently they are growing bigger than ever as they have started to feed on human remains from burial ceremonies where remains are thrown into the river, they are another species also reputed to kill people when given the chance.
You might think the amazons most scary fish is the Piranha but with the size of these teeth you need to watch out for this beast when fishing in Brazil and Venezuela.
This large elongated fish can be found in all temperate to tropical oceans but is rare to see. It is the longest bony fish alive growing to up to a length of 11 36 feet.
These large oceanic predatory fish grow up to 2 m in length, by day they live deep in the ocean but by night they come to the surface to catch their prey.
These enormous shark live in open oceans where they hunt for plankton which they sift through their gills, they have no teeth so despite their size they are not a threat to humans.
Thought to have been extinct for hundreds of millions of years the Coelacanth dating back 400 million years has been found living in 2 places in the world but it is an endangered species so who knows how much longer they will be around.
In the open temperate oceans flying fish use the fins as wings to fly away from predators.
From India the giant Golden Mahseer is the most sought after game fish in India
John Dory, also known as St Pierre or Peter’s Fish has a widespread distribution. It has a large dark spot, and long spines on the dorsal fin. The dark spot is used to signal an ‘evil eye’ when danger approaches.
There are 38 known species of lamprey known for boring into the flesh of other fish to suck their blood.
Only discovered in 1976 the Megamouth shark is an extremely rare species of deep water shark that lives on plankton.
This giant catfish comes from Vietnam, unfortunately due to over fishing it is now a critically endangered species.
The Opah goes by many names such as moonfish, sunfish, kingfish, redfin ocean pan, and Jerusalem haddock. This beautiful fish lives in the southern oceans and unfortunately is favored by some spear fishermen who do not respect the beauty of this magnificent creature.
Oringinally from the amazon where this fish uses it’s human like teeth to feed on fallen nuts the Pacu was taken to Borneo to be bread as a food fish but it developed a new habit there of attacking human males personal parts and ripping them of so surely this is the most frightening species listed.
The ocean sunfish also known as Mola mola can weigh 1000kg or a ton which makes it the heaviest known bony fish in the world.
The Atlantic wolffish is also known as the seawolf, Atlantic catfish, ocean catfish, devil fish, wolf eel. Numbers of the Atlantic wolffish are diminishing rapidly thought to be due to overfishing, they live in cold waters and have a natural antifreeze in their blood.
This rare deep sea species is as yet unknown
Strange Fish You Never Knew Existed