First look at the pictures below. Do you believe that these are all true animals? Or do you suspect that there are one or two (or perhaps more) fake animals between. Compositions and fabrications of our creative thoughts, phoboshot, or otherwise falsified pictures or images of mythical creatures that never really exist, differ from our dreams?
Then you’re wrong. And you probably expected that because of the title of these top ten. Now read on these ten bizarre creatures that really exist or exist, and not just in our imagination!
10. English Oarfish
in English Oarfish (that means roast beef fish) is a giant and vastly long species that occurs in the world’s temperate to tropical oceans, yet rarely seen. There are four subspecies of strawfish, but the longest, giant reedfish (Regalecus glesne) is the longest vertebrate fish on the current globe. This fish is about 11 meters in length, and it does not matter to some sharks, which are even bigger, it is almost the largest fish of the ocean.
We know mostly about the existence of this fish because they occasionally rinse after storms, on the beach. Usually, the fish is active on the seabed, but when it is wounded or sick, it will once again reach the water surface, and probably from such moments the stories of great sea serpents come from. By the way, this fish is not good at all, according to experts. It seems to have quite a gelatinous taste.
photo: Николай Усик / wikicommons
Deer are bamboos, soft, cute animals with spots on their bark. However, the muskusdeer has … yes, has buttocks. These deer (rather small in size compared to other herbs) live mainly in heavily forested or alpine environments. Especially the South Asian mountains, the Himalayas, are a top spot for this species. The suspicion is that they used to be in Europe in the past, but that’s not the case today.
Incidentally, this bloodthirsty deer uses his buttocks for food or for other things. The teeth are only useful when mating; namely, the muscular tusk helps to produce and distribute a pleasant male (muscular) scent that attracts females.
For a while, it was thought that this herring species was extinct, but recently, one was seen for the first time in 60 years!
8. The Narwal
The Narwal (Monodon monoceros) is a whale family member, and is typical because of his long single buttock that protrudes from his muzzle. He is also called the unicorn of the oceans. The Narwal is a famous of the Arctic waters, such as the ocean around Canada, Greenland and Russia. They are 4 to 5.5 meters in length (except for the tusk), and weigh between 800 and 1600 kilograms. They are about 50 years old, but despite their long life span, they are currently threatened with extinction. This is mainly because their tooth is a popular product, as well as the meat of a Narwal. Therefore, there is an intense hunt for the Narwal, said it illegal.
photo: Seilov / wikicommons
The Saiga is an antelope species that is critically threatened. Nowadays, we find these formerly widespread species still in the steppes of Russia, and small areas in Kazakhstan. They look very special because of their ants-eater-like nose. In fact, this very flexible and huge nasal cavity is specially designed to filter the dust from the inhaled air in summer, and in winter to heat the freezing cold air for suction into the lungs. Useful so, such a big gamble.
The Saiga was chased a lot because drugs from the Saiga horns were made in China. Nowadays, it is almost forbidden to hunt the Saiga, but poachers always see their chance to paint such a beautiful animal once and sell it to the black market.
6. Colossal squid
Photo: Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Museum of Nature and Science of Japan
The Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis Hamiltoni), also known as the Antarctic Squid, is the largest squid (to our science) when we judge them by weight (but not in length). We only have eyes on a few copies, and those bios suggest that the average size is about 12 to 14 meters in length and about 750 kilograms in weight (about the same as a small car). The name already suggests that this squid lives mainly in Antarctic waters. Remarkably, this animal seems to be able to survive with much less energy than many other animals of such size. Estimates are that the squid needs 300 to 600 times less energy, mainly by not hunting too much, but simply grabbing what happens by swimming.
The first touch between science and this squid was also remarkable: two huge octopus arms were found in the stomach of a porpoise, one of the few natural enemies of this colossal squid.
5. Glaucus Atlanticus, floating sea-snail
picture: Sylke Rohrlach / flickr
This is a floating sea-snail, with dark blue color, and extremities that grow up to six inches long. He is also known as the sea swallow, blue dragon (blue dragon), or blue ocean slug (blue oceans). What this snail basically does is float and float. He drives along the ocean flow, and because of his blue color he is camouflaged for fish swimming under him.
The Glaucus, however, is not as cute as he seems. It is a predator that carries other little animals. In addition, he can defeat attackers with his own poison and poison. If you swallow a swimmer by accident, you will infect it, it’s a painful poison and not always completely harmless to humans. But beautiful, they are beautiful!
The Okapi does not know what he wants to be, a zebra, or a giraffe. So, as a solution, he seems to both.The Okapi occurs in Central Africa, and although we say that he tries to resemble a zebra, the most related species of the Okapi are truly the giraffe. He is about 1.5 meters high, but not as long as a giraffe. Nevertheless, he has a fairly long neck for his body weight (about 300 kilograms). He is mostly brown and occasionally rosy, but the strange thing about his coat is that his legs are black and white striped. The theory wants these patterns to be excellent camouflage in this animal’s habitat, namely the dense tropics of the tropical interior of Africa.
Unfortunately, this wonderful animal species is like an endangered animal species like so many splendid animals.
3. Crab paradise bird
Birds of paradise are already wonderful birds, but the kraag paradise birds are the most special. The collar of this bird, as the name suggests, is the most miraculous. During mating dances or trying to make a male impression, he puts out his collar and makes a huge wide band around his head. It looks comic from a distance because the collar is so wide that you do not often see the whole body, with the result that a kind of dark blue “scale” rounds up with a head on it. The females of paradise birds, however, find this very attractive. Well, to taste can not be questioned.
2. The Mountain Devil
The Mountain Diver (Moloch Horridus) is a lizard that occurs in Australia, and is recognized by its terrifying appearance as one of the most remarkable species on earth. He is only 10 centimeters long and eats almost exclusively ants, and is thus quite harmless to humans. Nevertheless, he looks like devils with his thick armor and big spikes throughout the body.
1. Japanese giant crab
This gribus (macrocheira kaempferi) is a crab species that naturally occurs in the waters around Japan.It is one of the largest arthropods and can be 3.8 meters in span width. Its central body grows to about 40 centimeters, and the whole can weigh about 20 kilos. In spite of their horror, they are quite docile and calm animals, so they can be approached safely if you see them in the wild. However, given that they mainly come to depths of 300 meters, you will not soon meet them as a swimmer.
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