Sunday, 13 March 2016

5 Strange Animals You Probably Didn't Know Exist

5 - Tufted dear - Elaphodus chepalophus

The tufted dear is a small species of deer, know by a prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead and fang-like canines for the males. Its main habitats are in damp forests at 400-500 meters above sea level. It is mainly found found in pairs. When alarmed it will let out a bark and start running. They can live up to 10-12 years in the wild.

4 - Blob fish - Psychrolutes marsidus

Blob fish are typically shorter than 30 cm.
They live at depths between 600 and 1,200.
They are often caught in bottom trawling nets,scientists fear that the blob fish will become endangered species because of deep-ocean trawling.  

3 - Goblin shark - Mitsukurina owstoni

The goblin shark is a rare species of deep-sea shark.It is the only extant representative of the family Misukurina, a lineage some 125 million years . It is normally between 3-4 meters long when fully grown, though it can grow larger. They mainly feed on teleost fishes such as rattailsdragonfishes and squid.

2.  Blue dragon - Glaucus atlanticus

It is a small species of sea slug with at least 6 common names.They float upside down by using the surface tension of the water to stay up where they are carried by the winds and ocean current. Fully grown these sea slugs are 3 cm!!! You could find it in warm waters of the oceans.


1. Blue parrotfish - Scarus coeruleus

There average size is around 30-75 cm in length, with a maximum length of 1.2 m! They spend 80% of there time searching for food!! They develop a large beak like other parrotfish that is used for scraping algae of rocks.