Australia is home to a diverse range of wildlife, from adorable kangaroos to terrifying creatures that no one wants to see in person. Some of them appear to be the central characters in a sea-horror film.
When we at Hasan Jasim see these animals, we feel the goosebumps, thus we chose to present you the most spectacular ones. There’s also a bonus section towards the conclusion of the article discussing the dietary habits of Australian animals.
Deepwater octopuses are roughly 8 inches long on average. There are outliers, though: the largest was 70 inches long and weighed 16 pounds.
2. Brittle star
Relax, this brittle star isn’t deadly to humans, although it does resemble a horror movie face crab in some stances. Some celebrities have large tentacles, and the more they have, the scarier they appear.
3. Sea spider
Those who are afraid of spiders will not be able to relax in the water or on land. Scientists have identified about 1000 different species of sea spiders that reside along the beach and in deep water.
4. Faceless fish
This terrifying fish lacks a face and just has a mouth and nostrils. But it dwells so far beneath the waves that it doesn’t require eyes. By the way, this fish hasn’t been captured since 1873.
It doesn’t appear to be particularly frightening, yet it may be harmful. A reckless diver might be stung by Anthozoa.
6. Deepsea lizardfish
This fish’s razor-sharp teeth and sinister eyes are enough to frighten anyone. There’s no need to be alarmed; you won’t see this fish even if you dive close the Australian coast. It may be found in depths of 3000 to 8000 feet.
Even though this fish is well-known for its amusing appearance, it is a one-of-a-kind species that is only found in Australia. This indicates it only exists in one location on the planet. Unfortunately, it is currently classified as an endangered species.
The tripodfish also has an interesting appearance. It can stand while hunting because to its long bones.
There are more than 10.5 thousand species in the sea and on land, so these peaceful-looking critters will soon take the world. Another oddity is that some are hardly visible while others are rather huge.
Despite their modest size (13 in), these fish appear to be rather frightening. Their bodies are coated in luminous organs that allow them to locate each other in the ocean’s depths.
Earthworms aren’t terrifying at all, despite their horrible appearance. They range in length from 0.039 in to 9.8 ft. They are really beneficial to the ecosystem because they can convert soil to humus, which increases soil fertility.
12. Bonus: Animals eating animals in Australia
Poor snake eaten by a frog.
13. No need to worry about the crocodiles. In Australia, the snakes will take care of them.
Which of the creatures seemed the scariest?