Ten Weird Creatures

Ten Weird Creatures

Frilled Shark

This weird rare pre-historic shark was found in Japan, particularly in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo. It looked like an eel. It was brought to a marine park’s seawater pool in Japan. However it died just hours thereafter.

One of two extant species of shark in the family Chlamydoselachidae, with a wide but patchy distribution in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This uncommon species is found over the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope, generally near the bottom though there is evidence of substantial upward movements. It has been caught as deep as 1,570 m (5,150 ft), whereas in Suruga Bay, Japan it is most common at depths of 50–200 m (160–660 ft). Exhibiting several “primitive” features, the frilled shark has often been termed a “living fossil”. It reaches a length of 2 m (6.6 ft) and has a dark brown, eel-like body with the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins placed far back. Its common name comes from the frilly or fringed appearance of the gill slits, of which there are six pairs with the first pair meeting across the throat.



An image of the Oar fish. Its dragon-like appearance was probably responsible for some alleged sea monster sightings.

Oarfish are large, greatly elongated, pelagic Lampriform fishes comprising the small family Regalecidae. Found in all temperate to tropical oceans yet rarely seen, the oarfish family contains four species in two genera. One of these, the king of herrings (Regalecus glesne), is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bony fish alive, at up to 17 metres (56 ft) in length.

Montauk Monster

A weird creature was found washed up on a beach in New York.

The “Montauk Monster” was an unidentified creature that allegedly washed ashore, dead, on a beach near the business district of Montauk, New York, in July 2008. The identity of the creature, and the veracity of stories surrounding it, have been the subject of unresolved controversy and speculation. The current consensus, based on dental patterns and details of the front paws, is that it was a raccoon.

Glass Tulip

Looking like glass tulips, these tunicates are actually animals-early seafloor colonizers in areas of the Southern Ocean recently disturbed by iceberg scouring

Giant Squid

The 30-foot-long (10-meter) squid, snagged on a fishing line off Antarctica in 2007 (photo), carried some partially developed eggs. But when fully mature, he said, she would have had “many, many thousands of eggs” inside her mantle cavity, a chamber inside her tubular upper body.

Giant CatFish

This one weighed in at an incredible 646 pounds! Widely reported as the largest totally freshwater fish ever recorded.

Giant Boar

An 11-year-old boy used a .50-calibre pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 476 kilograms and measured 2.74 metres from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail.

Adult boars average 120–180 cm in length and have a shoulder height of 90 cm. As a whole, their average weight is 50–90 kg kilograms (110–200 pounds), though boars show a great deal of weight variation within their geographical ranges. In central Italy their weight usually ranges from 80 to 100 kg; boars shot in Tuscany have been recorded to weigh 150 kg (331 lb). A French specimen shot in Negremont forest in Ardenne in 1999 weighed 227 kg (550 lb). Carpathian boars have been recorded to reach weights of 200 kg (441 lb), while Romanian and Russian boars can reach weights of 300 kg (661 lb).


These weird creatures were found in an abandoned foundation pit in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

The limulus or horseshoe crab , (Latin scientific Limulus) is an euarthropode seaman family of Limulidae . Considéré comme une véritable forme panchroniqueMillion Years . Considered a true form panchronic , his group seems to have remained virtually unchanged morphologically for more than 500 Million years. , son groupe semble n’avoir pratiquement pas évolué morphologiquement depuis plus de 500. The horseshoe crab can measure up to 50 inches and live up to 30 years

Yeti Crab

Kiwa hirsuta is 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.”

Written with love and coolness by on March 31, 2011 in Weird Stuff
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