You might think you know all the animals. Even though you might not know the names, but still might think, you know them. That’s not true buddy. Let me take you to a tour of animals, never heard or seen before. This will definitely pop your eyes out. You might find some weird animals too.
Red-lipped Batfish :
This attractive looking Red-Lipped Batfish are amongst the worst swimmers. These fish, also known as Galapgos Batfish is a kind of unusual fish found mainly around Galapagos Island or off Peru. They have attractive lady looking rosy lips giving them distinctive looks. They have adapted pectoral fins to WALK on the ocean floor rather than to swim.
Goblin Shark :
This shark is a rare species of deep-sea shark. This wierd looking animal has pink skin with an elongated flat snout. They have extended jaws than the normal sharks, containing nail like teeth. An adult Goblin Shark varies from 10 – 13 feet long or even grow larger.
The Panda Ant :
These ants are famous for the Panda’s color combination of white and black. Usually the ants we see are black, brown or red in color. Though we don’t care on how ants look like, but this definitely can pop your eyes out. They have very uncommon color but one sting can hurt your skin badly. Their sting is so fiercely painful leaving a burning sensation. They are mainly found in dry tropical regions and commonly seen in desert and sandy areas of Southern USA and few parts of Mexico.
This species was discovered by Sir Graham in the Brazilian rainforest in late 1880 and again rediscovered in 2011 by engineers working on hydroelectric dam project in Brazil. This few large size species are known for having no lungs. They are also known as Lungless Caecilian.
These treehoppers are a species of Membracide, a native from South America. They have a distinguish feature that make it look different from others. The dorsal horn which looks like thorn, gives an attractive look to the species.
Lowland Streaked Tenrec:
This species that weighs around 200 grams is majorly found in the tropical forest of Madagascar. They are small, long snouts and limbs and a vestigial tail. They in a combination of yellow giving a very weird look.
This species which looks like a Hummingbird is actually not a bird but a “Moth”. This proboscis with its hovering behavior accompanied with humming noise, makes it look like a hummingbird. Even though features are all the same except for the fact, it is not a bird.
This species known by the common names of Blue Angel, Blue Sea Slug, Sea Swallow, Blue Ocean Slug. These are pelagic meaning, they are neither close to bottom or nor found near the shores. They float upsiide down using sureface tension to stay upwards. They are usually carried along with the winds or ocean currents. Though they look beautiful but are harmful as well. Their stings are pain and dangerous.
The Mantis Shrimps are called as Stomatopods which are a marine crustaceans. They typically grow up to 10cm in length. A few can even grow till 38cm. These shrimps have got powerful claws which are use to attack and kill the prey by spearing, stunning or dismembering.
Venezuelan Poodle Moth:
These are the most strange looking animals. This species was recently identified in 2009 in Venezuela.
The Pacu Fish:
This interesting looking fish has something similar to do with the humans. The Teeth. Yes, unlike the other fish, which usually have pointed canny teeth, these fish have teeth like humans. They are square shaped and mainly feed on plants and not other flesh.
This species are considered as the largest isopod in the world. They are found in deep cold sea of Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean.
The Saiga Antelope:
The saiga antelope is one of the most spectacular animal migrants. It furture is in danger due to hunting and loss of habitats. Their distinctive nose is large and humped thats hangs over the mouth. Its nose is flexible making them easier to breathe while dusty storms and cold winters.
The Bush Viper:
This venomous, pretty, rough-scaled, arboreal viper is also known as the common bush viper and the green bush viper. Since the species is remarkably polymorphic, occurring also in reds, oranges, grays, yellows, black, blues, olive, and various shades of brown, as well as green, all with or without darker or lighter crossbands, the name of green bush viper is notably inaccurate.
The Blue Parrotfish:
This beautiful pet-keeping-like fish is found in the coral reefs in shallow water in Atlantic and Caribbean Ocean. They have a unique blue color with yellow dots, that fades as they age. As a matter of fact, they have developed a large “beak” used for scratching algae and small organisms stick to the rock.
Indian Purple Frog:
The pig looking nose frog was discovered in Kerela in the districts of Idukki districts by S.D.Biju. The frog has a bloated body with short stout limbs and dark purple color. The frog is also known as Purple frog, Pignose Frog, Indian Purple Frog.
The Showbill is also called as Shoe-Billed Stork or Whalehead. It has derived it name from its shoe -shaped bill. It lives in tropical East Africa from Sudan to Zambia.
The name comes from giraffid artiodactyl mammal, a native of Central Africa. With its white-and-black striped hindquarters and front legs, it looks like it must be related to zebras! But take a look at an okapi’s head, and you’ll notice a resemblance to giraffes. The okapi is indeed the only living relative of the giraffe. Like a giraffe, the okapi has very large, upright ears, which catch even slight sounds, helping the animal avoid trouble.
This is a medium size whale having an unusual feature of large tusk, protruding canine tooth. It lives in Arctic Ocean in Canada, Russia and Greenland. The males have a unique long, straight, helical tusk, elongated on the upper left canine.
Also known as Thorny Devil, grows up to 20cm and can live up to 20 years. Most of the lizards have coloring shades, but this unfortunate grows pale colors in summers and dark colors in winters. Sometimes this Australian lizard is also known as Mountain Devil having conical spines which are mostly uncalcified.
Sea Pig is found in ocean bottoms in all major oceans. They are related to sea cucumbers. Also known as sea cows because of the tube feet on their upper body side, which are reminiscent of cattle horns. Sea pigs haven’t been thoroughly studied and thus little is known about them.