There are tons of crazy, interesting, and even weird animals in the world. Some glow in the dark and some can create electricity. These are just the ones we know about.
Did you know there as a fish with a transparent head? The Barreleye Fish, also called Macropinna Microstoma, is a fish that lives deep in the ocean water. This creature is interesting because its head is completely transparent. That’s right. You can clearly see its organs as it is swimming about. Its eyes can actually see through itself. Why is this useful? Fish live in a world where a predator can come at any angle. So, the more angles a fish can see in the better. This fish has evolved the ability to actually see through its own skin.
Did you know there is an amphibian named after a male’s sexual organ? That’s right. The Penis Snake, Atretochoana Eiselti, was first discovered in 2013 in the Amazon. Even though it Is called a snake, it is actually classified as an amphibian. Its population size is still unknown and more research is needed to find out more. However, it eats fish, worms, and other invertebrate animals.
The next interesting animal is the Mimic Octopus. This amazing creature has been recorded mimicking a long list of other creatures such as sea snakes, stingrays, and even flat fish. First discovered in 1998, the Thaumoctopus Mimicus lives in the Indonesian seas. Scientists are still amazed at its behavior. At times, it takes shapes and moves in unique ways that don’t resemble any known creatures.
Sugar Gliders are classified as an exotic pet. Take one look at these animals and you can tell why they are becoming ever popular. Coming from Australia, these marsupials only grow to be six inches. However, they have a long lifespan of about 14 years. They are known to be loyal and extremely active.
The Proboscis Monkey is probably the animal that causes a lot of laughs. It has an extremely long nose. The actual purpose of this extremely large nose is not very clear. Most biologist think is a result of the females finding it attractive. Nasalis Larvatus, also called the Long-nosed Monkey, grows to be about 28 inches and weighing only 53 lbs. These animals come from Indonesia.
Have you ever seen a fish with human teeth? Believe it or not, there actually exists a fish that has them. It’s called the Pacu Fish. Related to piranha, the Colossoma Macropomum fish are mostly found in Peru and other areas of South America. Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president, described them to be “delicious eating”. They even developed a joke that frightened men of them due to stories of them biting testicles.
If you’ve ever seen an episode of “The Walking Dead” then you’ve heard the Cicada. These insects are fascinating to scientists because they only come above ground every 13 to 17 years. However, swarms do not come out at the same time. Somehow, they’ve managed to come out at such regular intervals that they overlap only a few times every several centuries. They have been depicted in literature and art for hundreds of years.