What stays in the deep sea stays in the deep sea (thank god!). Forget the boogeymen and what lurks in your basement, it’s all about the bottomless pit we call the deep sea. From a grotesque fish that suspiciously looks like it went through a meat grinder to gastrointestinal sea cucumbers, here are 15 deep sea creatures with a face only a mother could love (and terrify the rest of us).
Egad! The Hannibal Lecter of the fish world wants to munch on all of your edible bits. Wait…is that a tongue? Do fish have tongues?
2. Football Fish
Looking much like a moldy deflated football, this fish is rarely sighted and quite a horrific thing to see.
We can barely make sense of this fish. Which side is up?
4. Frilled shark
If this shark isn’t scary enough to make you piddle your pants, then its inward needle-like teeth designed to keep any prey from escaping will definitely do the job.
5. Deep Sea Giant Isopod
This alien-like shellfish will have us screaming for Sigourney Weaver to come to our defense. Although it’s highly speculated that they probably would make an excellent shrimp cocktail.
6. Proboscis Worm
As if the name wasn’t gross enough, the proboscis worm looks like the aftermath of Davy Jones’ disembowelment. Bleah!
7. Stargazer Snake Eel
Picture this, you’re deep sea diving and you accidentally step on the stargazer snake eel. He leers up at you like an angry neighbor before he lops off your toes with his overbite.
8. Glass Squid
The cthulhu of the deep sea. Don’t stare at him for too long, he’ll drive you insane with madness!
Excuse me sir? Would you be interested in some dental insurance?
10. Sea Pigs
Sea horses? Sure. But sea pigs? Is that even kosher?
11. Pelican Eel
Beware of the Pelican Eel with a large mouth (like a pelican, duh) and a body of a slithery eel. Who wants to take a bath with this guy?
12. Terrible Claw Lobster
13. Humpback Anglerfish
Quasimodo has nothing on this guy. Very little is known about the Humpback Anglerfish, but something tells us, it’s better off that we don’t know.
14. Deep Sea Blob Sculpin
Actually this guy looks like he would be fun to play with. Like a silly putty.
15. Giant Spider Crab
Who wouldn’t want to have this crab on their wedding day’s buffet? The Giant Spider Crab can stand up to 12 feet tall (imagine Kareem Abdul-Jabbar giving Scotty Pippen a piggy back ride). Sweet dreams.