Animals: Weird Creatures

Animals: Weird Creatures

In this world, there are unusual and strange creatures that live in wonderful, strange places. Some there’s no enough information due to less studies done for them.But still, they are so irressistible not to post. And here are the following weird creatures :

Red-lipped Batfish

Belongs in Ogcocephalidae. They are bottom-dwelling deep sea lovers, and are called batfish because of their flattened bodies. The red-lipped batfish is even more descriptively named, as it has stylish bright red lips. They are pretty fabulous. Red-lipped batfish live on the sea floor near that ecological wonder, the Galapagos Islands. Is it any surprise then, that they are probably some of the weirdest fish out there?

They are a little like anglerfish, who use a lure to attract prey. Unlike anglerfish, however, the batfish does not have a luminescent lure. Instead, a horny projection on top of its head releases chemicals that are thought to attract prey. The red lips of the batfish have an unknown function, although there is a theory that they help with recognition of other batfish and with mating. Who wouldn’t want to mate with this.(adlayasanimals.wordpress.com)

Image credit: Birgitte Wilms, National Geographic

 

Goblin Shark  

Goblin sharks inhabit around the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft), with adults found deeper than juveniles. Given the depths at which it lives, the goblin shark poses no danger to humans.

 

Panda Ant

The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda.

 

Penis Snake

A most amazing and very distinctive form it is not a new species, it is not a snake.

Vermiform, eyeless, grey in colour, and each measuring approximately 3 ft long, six specimens of the aquatic species in question were found at the bottom of the Madeira River during the draining of a portion of it by engineers in November 2011 for a new hydroelectricity dam in the northern Brazilian state of Rondonia. According to biologist Juliano Taban who works for the company constructing the dam, all six were captured for initial observation. Sadly, however, one of them died, but three of the others were released back into the river shortly afterwards, with the remaining two being retained for further scientific study and formal taxonomic identification, news regarding which was only made public this week. So what exactly did these sizeable but very peculiar creatures turn out to be?

In fact, they belonged to a species of limbless amphibian known as a caecilian – but no ordinary one. On the contrary, this particular caecilian constituted one of the most extraordinary herpetological discoveries of the 20th Century when officially described and named back in 1968. (karlshuker.blogspot)

 

Penis Snake is neither penis nor snake, but looks like both

 

Umbonia Spinosa

What exactly is this alienesque creature? Scientists are still quite confused about this species, although it is believed that they are related to cicadas. The Umbonia Spinosa use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap. We’re fascinated by the creature’s large and colorful body! (avidmixner.com)

 

Lowland Streaked Tenrec

This creature is found in Madagascar, Africa, and it is reportedly the only mammal known to use stridulation for generating sound – something that’s usually associated with snakes and insects.

 

Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp also has a few other nicknames, such as “sea locusts“, “prawn killers” and “thumb splitters”. But did you know that this is one of the most common predators in tropical and sub-tropical waters? We thought this creature was just some kind of rare, psychedelic crustacean!

 

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

As this hawk-moth feeds on flowers and makes a similar humming sound, it looks a lot like a hummingbird. What’s interesting is that it is surprisingly good at learning colors.

 

 

Blue Dragon – Glaucus Atlanticus

This creature is a species of blue sea slug. You can find it in warm waters of the oceans. it normally floats on the surface because of a gas-filled sac in its stomach.

 

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

 

White Venezuelan Poodle Moth

 

The Pacu Fish

A pacu fish is a “testicle eating” fish and found in an Illinois lake. The fish, native to the Amazon, has been attributed to the death of two men in Papua New Guinea after biting off their testicles.

The pacu is lovingly referred to as the “ball cutter” after killing two men in Papua New Guinea by biting off the testicles of at least two local men.

 

Purple Frog India

The purple frog is endemic to the Western Ghats of India, where it is known from only Kattapana and near Idukki town in the Cardamom Hills of Kerala State.

 

Chinese soft-shelled turtles

Chinese softshell turtles are native to parts of Asia including China, Japan, Taiwan, and Viet Nam, and has been introduced to countries including the USA. Chinese Softshells are highly active turtles, and although very aggressive to tank mates or when removed from the tank, are actually peaceful when left alone .

 

Seapigs

Live on, or just underneath, the bottom of the ocean and feed on the mud of the seafloor. Scientists haven’t yet worked out how they are such a successful deep-sea creature. (designswan.com)

 

Star-nosed mole’s

Snout has 22 fleshy tentacles that are used to identify food by touch. Often found in North America, it lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and molluscs. It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds (wiki)

 

The leafy sea dragon, Phycodurus eques

Marine fish related to the seahorse. It is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. These creatures are found around southern and western Australia. The name is derived from the appearance, with long leaf-like protrusions coming from all over the body. These small fins are almost completely transparent and difficult to see as they undulate minutely to move the creature sedately through the water, completing the illusion of floating seaweed. [wiki]

 

Giant Isopod

This is a giant roly poly, pill bug, whatever you want to call it. It’s an isopd just like those ittle crustaceans that live in rotting wood and curl into balls when you pick them up. The ones living on the bottom of the ocean, like this Bathynomus giganteus, can reach over a foot in length.

 

The Saiga Antelope

This saiga, spread around the Eurasian steppe, is known for its an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure, the proboscis.

 

The Bush Viper

Being a carnivore predator, the Bush Viper lives up in the trees of the tropical forests of Africa, and does most of its hunting at night.

 

Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

A strepsirrhine native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world’s largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unusual method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its elongated middle finger to pull the grubs out. [wiki]

 

Pink Fairy Armadillo -

Other than it’s small size, the Pink Fairy Armadillo is also identified by it’s flexible pink dorsal shell which serves for thermoregulation.

 

Blue Parrotfish

This bright blue fish can be found in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and spends 80% of its time searching for food.

 

Shoebill

This large stork-like bird gets its name because of the shape of its beak. Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs, the bird was only classified in the 19th century.

 

The Maned Wolf

Maned Wolves do not form packs the way other large canids do (like the Dhole, African Wild Dogs or Gray Wolves).

 

Okapi

A  giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.

 

Narwhal

The great horned whale’s spiral horn is really a tusk or tooth. They live in the extreme north and at very deep depths.

This toothed whale, found in the arctic, has been valued for over 1000 years by the Inuit people for its meat and ivory. The narwhal, however, is especially sensitive to the climate change.

 

Tufted Deer

Male tufted deer, with tusks and a more prominent tuft of hair. The antler is barely visible.

 

Hairy Frogfish 

They inhabits rocky and coral reefs, on rocks, sand or rubble, and is also found in weedy estuaries along the east coast of southern Africa. Coloration is variable, often light yellow, orange, green, gray or brown with black stripes or elongate blotches, sometimes solid black. Frogfishes do not swim in the conventional way; instead, they “walk” on their pectoral fins or use ‘jet propulsion’. [wiki]

 

Kiwa hirsuta

A crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (6 inches) long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae (resembling fur) covering its pereiopods (thoracic legs, including claws). Its discoverers dubbed it the “yeti lobster” or “yeti crab. [wiki]

 

Thorny Dragon

The thorny devil, also known as Thorny Dragon, Thorny Lizard, or the Moloch, is a small species of lizard .

 

Dumbo Octopus

The dumbo octopus is not a vertebrate so it means its a invertebrate .it is a ectotherm because it is not a mammal so it not a endotherm.

 

Cute Pink Salamander-  Mexican salamander

Some salamander species are fully aquatic throughout their lives, some take to the water … X-ray image of salamander … Cave species dwelling in darkness lack pigmentation and have a translucent pink or pearlescent appearance. .

 

Naked Mole Rat

This small rodent lives in underground tunnels in the semi-arid grassy regions of Eastern Africa. Like many insects, naked mole-rats are eusocial—they live in a colony in which the animals belong to a caste (such as soldier) and the queen is the only female that reproduces.

Image credits: extremelongevity.net

 

Arothron meleagris, or the guineafowl puffer, is a pufferfish from the Indo, and Eastern Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It reaches 50 cm in length. [wiki]

 

Irrawaddy Dolphin

Irrawaddy Dolphins are shy and will not swim alongside boats or humans, and when scared can dive underwater for 12 minutes. They are slow to surface and rarely make any splash with their tail to let you know they are there.

 

Proboscis monkey

A distinctive trait of this monkey is the male’s large protruding nose, from which it takes its name. The big nose is thought to be used to attract females and is a characteristic of the males, reaching up to 7 inches in length. The females also have big noses compared to other monkey species, but not as big as the males. Besides attracting mates, the nose serves as a resonating chamber, amplifying their warning calls. When the animal becomes agitated its nose swells with blood, making warning calls louder and more intense. [wiki]

 

 

The Gerenuk

Gerenuk can live 13 years or more in captivity, and at least eight years in the wild.

 

The Long-eared Jerboa

Euchoreutes naso, is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. It is distinct enough that authorities consider it to be the only member of both its genus, Euchoreutes, and subfamily, Euchoreutinae.

It has been reported in China and in ten localities in desert habitats of Trans Altai Govi Desert and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. A large part of the species is believed to occur in Mongolia within protected areas. [wiki] [link]

 

The Sphynx (also known as Canadian Hairless

A rare breed of cat known for its lack of a coat. Hairless cats have been described in many regions of the world, but the first successful breed was the Sphynx. The earliest Sphynx, named Prune, was born in 1966. [wiki]

 

Dugong

 A large marine mammal found in the warm waters surrounding Indonesia and Australia. Although the dugong can be found widely throughout the Indo-Pacific tropics, the highest population of the dugong is concentrated around northern Australia. Although the dugong looks extremely similar to a manatee, the two are different species. The dugong and the manatee are very closely related and can look almost identical until you look at their tail. The tail of the dugong is typically forked like the tail of a shark, where the tail of the manatee is broad and flat, and slightly more flipper looking than fin looking. (true-wildlife.blogspot.com)

 

The Babirusa

Babirusa herds have large home ranges, so isolated reserves aren’t enough.

 

Sea Lamprey

A species of fish famous for killing a king – has returned to English rivers after an absence of 200 years.

King Henry I of England was known for his lust for eating lampreys and was commonly believed to have died after eating a ‘surfeit ‘ of the fish. (irishmirror.ie)

 

The Fossa

Youngsters dexterously climb branches over 13 feet high. Fully weaned at 6 months, wild Fossas remain with their mothers until the age of 18 months, after which they will live in solitude.

 

Sunda Colugo

Also known as The Sunda flying lemur, it is not actually a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees.

 

 

Zebra Duiker

The zebra duiker is a small antelope found primarily in Liberia.

 

Superb Bird of Paradise

The male superb bird of paradise has iridescent blue breast feathers that stick out like a splashy apron.

 

Superb bird of paradise courtship dance.

 

Blob Fish

The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand. Blobfish are typically shorter than 30 cm.(Wikipedia)

 

Vampire Crabs

Vampire crabs, so named because of their glowing yellow eyes, have become popular as pets, but the origin of some of these spooky-looking crustaceans has been cloaked in mystery.

Now researchers have traced the freshwater crabs back to their wild source in Southeast Asia—and report that the two most sought-after species are new to science.

The newly described species, Geosesarma dennerle and Geosesarma hagen, were found in separate river valleys on the Indonesian island of Java (map).

“These crabs are kind of special because they’ve been around in the pet trade for ten years, but no one knew where they come from,” said study co-author and professional aquarist Christian Lukhaup of Waiblingen, Germany.

The new vampire crab G. dennerle is a deep purple with a creamy splotch on its back.

 

G. hagencatches the eye with its bright orange shell and claws.

Vampire (Crab) Hunter

Measuring less than an inch wide, vampire crabs are also an ideal size for keeping in a small tank, said Lukhaup.

 

Japanese Spider Crab

These things can have a leg span up to 12 feet, and can weigh up to 42 pounds. They could easily eat a human child if they wanted to.

Their normal habitat is between depths of 490 and 980 feet or more. This means they’re tough and very well adapted to the harsh ocean environment.

When Giant Spider Crabs were discovered in 1836, Coenraad Jacob Temminck noted that they were known for the serious injures they can cause with their strong claws. Not to mention they have a huge reach.

 

Komondor Dog

Extraordinary pictures of the animals whose tangled coats make them look like mops. … Strikingly similar to a mop, a Komondor is Hungary’s answer to a sheepdog. … The puppy coat sheds and twists together to form the matted dreadlocks of their adult locks.

 

The Angora Rabbit

The Angora rabbit is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara, Turkey.

This fluffy ball is actually a rabbit – the Angora rabbit from which the silky and soft Angora wool is harvested.

 

The Emperor Tamarin

Emperor tamarin monkeys are often called mustache monkeys because their most distinctive feature is a long, drooping mustache.

Emperor tamarins inhabit vast Amazonian tropical forest regions in southeast Peru, northwest Bolivia, and northwest Brazil.

 

Alpacas

Alpacas are a domesticated species of South American camelid, bearing a striking resemblance to llamas only much smaller. They have been bred specifically for their ‘fiber’ which is used for similar knitted and woven products that wool is used for. This wonderful ‘fiber’ comes in more than 52 natural colors as classified in Peru, 12 as classified in Australia and 16 as classified in the United States.

 

Frill-Necked Lizard

Frilled Neck Lizards rely on camouflage for their safety, so their mostly grey and brown colours match those of their surroundings. They are  found mainly in northern Australia.

 

Sucker-Footed Bat

Sucker-Footed Bats live in Madagascar at elevations that are usually lower than 500 meters, but some of them have been found at higher elevations. This is a small bat that can reach a few inches in length and a weight of just 0.5 ounces. Scientists believe there are at least 100,000 Sucker-Footed Bats living in Madagascar.

EASTERN MADAGASCAR SUCKER-FOOTED BATS. CREDIT: PAUL RACEY

Eastern Madagascar sucker-footed bat. Credit: Paul RaceyEastern Madagascar sucker-footed bat. Credit: Paul Racey

 

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Sources:

wikipedia

dailynewsdig

true-wildlife.blogspot.com

viralnova.com

lolwot.com

 

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