Scary animal … but not necessarily dangerous!
Snakes, spiders, sharks, wasps … all these species are relatively “classic” phobias among ordinary mortals. However, most of them are not comparable to animals, which are considered the most horrible in the world. Scary, yes, but harmless. Because most of them do not pose a danger to humans.
Johnson’s Sea Scoop
It is impossible to talk about the most horrible animals in the world without mentioning the species that inhabit the abyss. Among them: Johnson’s fur seal. Undoubtedly, Johnson’s most famous marine fish has a head twice the size of his body and long sharp teeth. Females also have a bioluminescent organ that has the shape of a long spine above the nose, which they use for hunting. Johnson’s sea devil is also one of the blackest animals in the world! But rest assured, it is unlikely that you will fall on it at the bottom of the oceans, if you can not swim to a depth of 2000 meters.
Giant spider crab
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If you are afraid of crabs and spiders, this species is (not) for you. The giant spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi under its scientific name, is a crustacean that lives near Tokyo Bay, all the way to Taiwan, in the Pacific Ocean. It got its name from its physique, which is halfway between a crab and a spider, as well as from its size, which can reach 3.5 meters in wingspan. Thus, the spider crab is the largest living arthropod, it can weigh up to 20 kg and live up to … 100 years! Despite the horror, it does not pose a threat to humans. On the contrary, a person hunts for it to consume …
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His nickname makes you smile: “goblin shark”. Although it would be possible to imagine a small miniature shark with a physique straight from a children’s movie… this is not the case. The goblin shark, Mitsukurin Owston’s real name, is more reminiscent of Steven Spielberg’s main character. Not the Jurassic Park, another. No wonder it is also called the “goblin shark”. This shark travels the waters of the globe at a depth of 100 to 1300 meters. He has an average of 4 meters, has several dozen needle teeth, weighs up to 200 kg, has a long pointed snout. Slightly similar to a unicorn, but less friendly.
Giant water bug
Trypophobes, hold on! Because Lethocerus, known as Belostomatidae, has enough to make you lose your cool. With a length of 6 to 12 cm (sometimes more), this aquatic insect – nicknamed the “giant water bug” – feeds on insects, as well as fish and crustaceans. If he is not aggressive towards people, with a possible dose of panic, he is still able to insert his powerful tribune into the skin. The defense system is known to be very painful. What relationship with trypophobia would you tell me? When mating Lethocera, some females lay eggs directly on the back of evil and can produce almost a hundred. We allow you to imagine what the new shell looks like after re-viewing.
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Probably the most unpleasant kind in the ranking. Physically halfway between an inedible fruit and a slightly angry snake, the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus by scientific name, is a living and healthy fish (more precisely, an agnath). And it’s not his body that can grow up to 1 meter in length, it’s the worst. Of course, it’s his mouth! It has no articulated jaw, it works with a very efficient suction system. This allows him to cling to his victim and attack her with his numerous teeth. Like a leech, it can suck fluid from its prey.
WARNING. If you are an arachnophobe, phrynia will not leave you indifferent. And no wonder, half-spider-half-scorpion, this animal, which, however, belongs to the family of arachnids, has a physique that leaves no one indifferent: eight legs and two claws, called “pedipalps”. According to some legends, the bite of a frina, also called amblypyges, could kill someone in just 24 hours. But this is wrong! Despite the large claws, it is harmless to humans! Why? Because there is no poison in it! His formidable claws are only used to hunt prey to get food.
His nickname speaks for itself. Anoplogaster cornuta, known as the eel, got its nickname from its mad jaw. In proportion to its size – about 16 cm – it will be a fish with the largest teeth. His teeth are so big that it is impossible for him to close his jaw. That is … But, don’t worry, this fish-eating bottomless fish lives long and happily at a depth of almost 5000 meters. Therefore, there is little chance that you will meet him on the bend of a sea voyage.
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At first glance, the coconut crab has an almost dreamy nickname. Almost. Because this is a particularly large and powerful species of crab. Birgus latro, scientifically called caveu, is a giant crustacean with huge claws that lives on the Polynesian island of Macatea. Its average weight is 4 kg, but there have been specimens up to 17 kg. With its legs outstretched, the coconut crab has an average of 1 meter in wingspan. As for his strength, thanks to his huge claws, he would reach 3,300 Newtons. The value is 80-100 times its body weight.
A name that speaks for itself. Theraphosa blondi, known as the Goliath spider, is the largest spider in the world! This giant spider can be up to 30 cm in size and weigh almost 170 grams. It has a neurotoxic venom, but may be active in humans. This makes it a formidable species, whose bite can be very painful, but harmless to us humans. Is that reason enough to want to get into it? Of course not.
Generally speaking, all sharks are relatively horrible. But the burning shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is undoubtedly one of the scariest of them. It’s simple: open, his giant mouth looks like a huge bottomless pit. Undoubtedly, it would take Pinocchio several decades to see the end if he was swallowed by a heating shark and not a whale! However, from a height of 12 meters long, and sometimes 5 tons, the warming shark does not pose a threat to humans, as it feeds only on plankton and small fish.
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