More Bizarre Deep Sea Fish (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at some strange deep sea fish. I hope you guys are ready for some truly bizarre creatures. Now, grab a submersible, and let’s dive!

  • Alien Much? Pram bug (Phronima sedentaria) (sci name found in Claire Nouvian’s book The Deep) The Pram bug is a very strange creature that can be found 200-1000m below the surface. (The Deep) It captures prey, and uses their remains as a shield. (The Deep) It also protects itself in the hollowed-out barrel of a salp. (The Deep) Although it’s only 2 centimeters in length, its appearance is enough to make John Carpenter proud!

pram bug

 

  • Feed Me! Predatory tunicate (Megalodicopia hians) The Predatory tunicate is a downright awesome creature of the deep sea. It can grow up to 20cm, and looks like Audrey II from The Little Shop Of Horrors. It has a very interesting way of catching prey, and is both a filterer and a predator. (The Deep) I find it very awesome that creatures like this adapt to their living conditions, and find very interesting ways of finding food.

prediator

 

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