5 Most scary fish on our planet
Do you know that there are some fishes on our planet which are more dangerous than animals? We do not know much about these fishes because they live deep under water and our knowledge about marine life is not very good. There are some fishes which can kill you and you can be scared by their look.
Here is the list of 5 most scary fish on our planet
1. Scary moray eel
Moray eels are found on the Ningaloo Reef. They have sharp teeth which are used as a cutter. They have poor eyesight and do not attack unless provoked. They bite very badly and their bite can cause serious infection within hours. The giant morays are big and they do not fear humans. Gymnothorax melatremus or the Dwarf morays prefer not to roam in open and they live deep inside their own holes. They fear humans and return back to their holes if they feel the human presence in water. Gymnothorax favagineus or Giraffe moray are very beautiful eels and they have many names including Leopard spotted, and Tesselated eel. Some moray eels are very large but some are tiny. It is tough to estimate the size of moray eels because they do not come out in the open water very often.
2. Scary Deep Sea Dragonfish
Also known as the scaleless dragonfish, the deep sea dragonfish lives in the deep oceans and is a ferocious predator. Its scientific name is Grammatostomias flagellibarba. The teeth of this predator are large and sharp. Though it measures only about 6 inches, this fish can scare you with its teeth. You can find different species of dragonfish in one ocean but these different species will look similar in appearance. This fish has photophore which allows the fish to produce light through bioluminescence. The dragonfish uses the light to attract prey and then attack it. The fish has fang-like teeth which are very sharp. The chin of this fish has a long protrusion known as barbel, which is used by the dragonfish to attract preys. The dragonfish uses its powerful jaws to snap small fish and crustaceans. The dragonfish are found at depths of around 1,500 meters (5,000 feet). You can find the deep sea dragonfish in the North and Western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
3. Deep Sea Viperfish
The deep sea Viperfish has long teeth that make this fish look very scary. These teeth are sharp and sometimes they grow very big. With its sharp teeth, the Viper has evolved into a great predator that uses its strength and speed to hunt down its preys. The fish can kill its prey within seconds. The Viperfish generates light through photophore. The deep sea Viperfish uses this photophore to attract the preys. They are not very big in size but they are definitely scary. The Viperfish are found in various colors including green, black, silver and blue. The Viperfish are found at a depth of 1.600 meters during day. They eat little fishes, shrimps, and crustaceans.
4. Hairy and Angry Anglerfish
The Anglerfish angry is an ugly fish with a distinct angry-looking face. The deep sea fish lives in the bottom of the Atlantic and Antarctic oceans. More than 200 species of Anglerfish have been found so far with some living in shallow waters. These fishes are dark gray or dark brown in color. The heads of the Anglerfish is big with a huge mouth. The mouth of the Anglerfish is crescent-shaped and it contains sharp teeth. Some Anglerfish are as large as 1 meter (3.3 feet) but majority of them are less than a foot in length. The female Anglerfish has dorsal spine that are present above their mouths. The Anglerfish has got its name due to this protruding dorsal spine. These Anglerfish are ferocious hunters and they can attack prey bigger than them in size.
5. Great white shark
The great white shark is regarded by many as the scariest fish present on our planet. Carcharodon carcharias is the scientific name of this fish. The great white shark can attack humans and they can kill humans using their strong, powerful, sharp teeth. The great white shark can grow as long as 6 meters and they can be found in shallow water as well. The great white shark has a life span of over 30 years.