Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia

Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia

There are a lot of different
species living in Australia: from cute kangaroos to really scary animals that
nobody wants to see in real life. Some of them look like they could be the main
characters in a sea-horror movie.
We at Bright Side get the
chills when we look at these creatures and we decided to show you the most
impressive ones. And at the end of the article, there is a bonus about
Australian animals’ eating habits.
1.
Grimpoteuthis



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
Deepwater octopuses are, on
average, about 8 inches long. However, there are exceptions: the biggest one
was 70 inches long and weighed 16 lbs.
2.
Brittle star



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
Relax, this brittle star is
not dangerous for people, but in some poses it does look like a face crab from
horror movies. Some stars have big tentacles and the more of them they have,
the scarier they look.
3.
Sea spider



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
Those who are scared of
spiders can’t relax in water or on land. Scientists know of more than 1000
kinds of sea spiders that live both near the shore and in deep water.
4.
Faceless fish



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
This scary fish doesn’t have a
face, only a mouth and nostrils. But it lives so deep in the sea that it
doesn’t need eyes anyway. By the way, the last time this fish was caught was in
1873.
5.
Anthozoa



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
It doesn’t look really scary,
but it can be dangerous. Anthozoa can sting a careless diver.
6.
Deepsea lizardfish



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
The razor sharp teeth and dark
eyes of this fish can scare anyone. However, there is no need to be scared —
even if you go diving near the Australian shore, you won’t see this fish. It
lives from 3000 ft to 8000 ft deep.
7.
Blobfish



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
Even though this fish is
famous for its funny appearance, it’s actually quite unique because it’s
endemic to Australia. This means that it lives only in one place in the world.
Unfortunately, it’s an endangered species now.
8.
Tripodfish



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
The tripodfish also looks
quite unusual. Its long bones allow it to stand while it’s hunting.
9.
Isopoda



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
These peaceful-looking
creatures will soon conquer the planet — there are more than 10.5 thousand
species both in the water and on the land. Another weird fact is that some of
them are hardly visible while others are very large.
10.
Viperfish



Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
Despite their very small size
(13 in), these fish look very scary. Their bodies are covered with glowing
organs that help them find each other in the depths of the ocean.
11.
Earthworms



        Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia
Aside from the really creepy
look, there is nothing scary about earthworms. Their length varies from 0.039
in to 9.8 ft. They are actually very useful for the environment because they
can convert soil into humus which improves the fertility of the soil.
Bonus:
Animals eating animals in Australia
                        Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia

Scientists Show Us 11 Scary Creatures Living in Australia

No need to worry about the
crocodiles. In Australia, the snakes will take care of them.
Which of the creatures seemed
the scariest? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!
SOURCE:
BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.