12 species of monster fish you have ever seen


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It can be easy to forget that an alien world lives right beneath us – the mysterious ecosystem of the deep ocean of which we’ve explored less than 0.05 per cent. Here, creatures of your nightmares lurk far below the surface and these creepy images could make you think twice before dipping your toes at the beach again. The Twitter feed of Murmansk-based fisherman Roman Fedortsov has revealed a trove of terrifying catches, from eight-legged arthropods to fish with human-like teeth.

Monster fish of ocean

Among the many creatures brought to light is the frilled shark – an elusive eel-like shark with rows of terrifying teeth. The frilled shark is often called a living ‘relic’ due to its primitive features. He also tweeted an image of a wolf fish and a bearded sea devil – one of the world’s most rarely seen fish. He found a longhorn cowfish, recognisable by its long horns that protrude from the front of its head and a cookiecutter shark, which is part of the ‘sleeper shark’ family. Another strange creature was identified as an Angler fish. An odd fleshy protrusion coming from the fish’s head acts as a lure for prey.

Mr Fedortsov identified this find as a wolf fish. It lives in the area between 660 to 3,300 feet (200 to 1,000 metres) below the surface which is known as the Mesopelagic zone
Pictured is a bearded sea devil which is one of the world’s most rarely seen fish. Mr Fedortsov said this one was a female and found in both the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones

 

Pictured is one of his scary-looking finds. A Twitter user identified this as a longhorn cowfish, recognisable by its long horns that protrude from its head

Chimaera known for their winged fins and long, whip-like tails. And Fedortsov captured an image reveals their haunting green eyes.

Mr Fedortsov tweeted the image of this shark with the comment ‘I’ll be back in Your Nightmares’.  This is probably a cookiecutter shark, which is part of the ‘sleeper shark’ family
I hope you’re not eating at this moment’ Mr Fedortsov tweeted with this gruesome creature which he was also unable to identify
These creepy images could make you think twice before dipping your toes at the beach again. Some catches – such as this bright red one – had even Fedortsov stumped
One twitter user suggested this was a black pacu fish. It is a tall fish with large eyes and a slightly arched back. It is black and grey in colour with spots and blemishes
Mr Fedortsov took to social media to share images of the deep-sea creatures caught in his nets. This strange creature baffled Twitter users and not identified
These mutant-like fish were one of the many catches that stumped Mr Fedortsov. He said they resembled dwarfs from Lord of the Rings. We know more about Mars than deep under our own oceans

 

Mr Fedortsov said this strange creature was a type of Halibut. ‘ScaryBeauty on my hands’, he tweeted. Halibut are the largest of all flat fish and have been an important food source to Native Americans and Canadian First Nations for thousands of years
This ominous looking flatfish as a type of European plaice, according to Mr Fedortsov. Adults have a roughly diamond-shaped outline.
Among the many creatures brought to light is the frilled shark – an elusive eel-like shark with rows of terrifying teeth. They often called the frilled shark a living ‘relic’ due to its primitive featuresz

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