The deepest parts of the ocean are the most hostile habitats on the planet. The sunlight can’t reach the depths and the pressure at the bottom of the trench is the crushing 8 tons per square inch. Still, there are some though creatures that call this intimidating place home. Here are a top 10 of the most terrifying deep ocean creatures.
#10 Frilled Sharks
Frilled Shark inhabits the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is a true living fossil. Scientists believe that Frilled sharks capture they pray by bending their bodies and lunging forward like a snake and then swallowing their victim whole.
#9 Vampire Squid
Proportionally speaking, the Vampire Squid has larger eyes than any animal on the planet. Don’t get fooled by its name and its red color, this squid doesn’t suck blood. The name comes from the red eyes and cloak-like webbing.
#8 Giant Isopod
The Giant Isopod, also known as Bathynomus Gigantus, is the largest known Isopod in the world. It is actually a very close relative to the small pillbugs found in the garden. Its diet consist mainly of the small invertebrates that live on the bottom of the ocean.
Not only the name of this creature is creepy, but also its body that is covered with small spines and ends with a long tail. Thank God that this terrifying fish grows no more than 10cm in length.
#6 Gulper Eel
Gulper Eel is perhaps one of the most terrifying things you can see in the trenches. The scariest part of its body is the large mouth. Eel’s giant mouth enables it to swallow much larger animals than itself.
# 5 Stargazer Fish
With both eyes and mouth located on top of the head, the Stargazer Fish is not the most beautiful sea creature.
Anglefish uses a fleshy growth protruding from the top of its head to attract its prey. Yet another terrifying fish.
Barreleye, also known as the spook fish, uses two upward facing eyes to scan for prey. I don’t know why they don’t just call it “creepy ghost fish”?
#2 Pacific Viperfish
This fish has jagged, needlelike teeth that are so outsized that it can’t close its mouth. Viperfish reaches 8 inches in length. They live in the depths up to 13,000 feet.
#1 Fangtooth fish
The scientific name of the Fangtooth fish is Anoplogaster cornuta. Another vampire-looking fish that will haunt your nightmares. It may look like a monster, but actually, it only reaches six inches in length.