25 Most Terrifying Deep Sea Creatures

Posted by , Updated on April 23, 2017


Do deep sea creatures scare you? They should. Although these days everyone is obsessed with zombies and aliens, some of the strangest and most terrifying creatures in the universe lie beneath the surface of the waves on our very own planet. In the pitch black depths of the ocean where the pressure can be dozens of times higher than at sea level you may very well find yourself running into one of these scary sea animals. Allow us to introduce you to the 25 most terrifying deep sea creatures on Earth.

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Although these tiny crustaceans are usually no longer than an inch, deep down on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, about 6 km beneath the waves, they can grow up to 1 foot in length.


Pacific Blackdragon

Black Dragon

This deep sea predator got its name for a reason. Because most of its prey are bioluminescent, their stomach is designed to prevent light from radiating through.


Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus

Named after the elephant in the Disney film, this octopus isn’t necessarily as terrifying as the frill shark but it’s far too strange to not include on this list.




Named after its hunting technique, the anglerfish uses a fleshy growth protruding from the top of its head as a lure to attract its prey.


Gulper Eel

Gulper Eel

Also known as the pelican eel, this is probably one of strangest looking deep sea creatures. With its enormous mouth it is capable of swallowing things much, much larger than itself.

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