These Bizarre Sea Creatures Might Give You Nightmares

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in Nature and Travel On 18th March 2018

While nature has brought us tons of amazing creatures, there are some that are just downright bizarre and terrifying. Australia is chock full of creatures that keep many of us from visiting. However, some of the most terrifying and bizarre creatures are of the sea, not land. We have gathered some of the craziest looking sea creatures and some just might give you nightmares.

Kiwa Hirsuta

This freaky creature looks like a hybrid of a crab and a furry spider. It has been nicknamed the "Yeti Crab" or "Yeti Lobster." It is a crustacean that can be found in the South Pacific Ocean and measures up to 15 cm in size. So, it is not very big, but you might freak out if you saw it in person.


Red-Lipped Batfish says that this is the kind of fish that Darwin would be proud of. It is so evolved that it is even named after him, Ogcocephalus darwini. The way that its fins are allows this fish to lay flat on the sea floor and walk around the sea floor so it can capture its prey. You can find these fish hanging out in the deep waters around the Galapagos Islands.

Sarcastic Fringehead

When in a relaxed state, this fish does not look all that intimidating. However, if you scare it or it is fighting over its territory, it turns into this large-mouthed, toothy creature that you see in this photo. They are pretty temperamental but are fiercely territorial. They grow to be about a foot long and can be found off the Pacific coast of North America.


Bobbit Worm

While this guy does look pretty with its holographic rainbow markings, it is a force to be reckoned with. It is a true case of not judging a book by its cover. This thing can be terrifying because it can cut its prey right in half with its mouth because it is so fast and strong. This freaky guy can be found in any ocean that is warm.

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