Ten strange looking animals you didn’t know exist


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  1. 1 Umbonia Spinosa


    Umbonia spinosa is a species of Membracidae (also known as Treehoppers) native to South America. These thorn bug can be distinguished from other members of its genus by the appearance of its dorsal horn, and they use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap.

  2. 2 Lowland Streaked Tenrec


    The lowland streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus) is a small tenrec found in Madagascar. This creature’s head is covered in a crown of yellow spines.  Lowland streaked tenrec is the only mammal known to use stridulation for generating sound – something that’s usually associated with snakes and insects.

  3. 3 Glaucus Atlanticus


    Glaucus atlanticus commonly known as the blue sea slug or the Blue dragon, is a species of small, blue sea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a shell-less gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae.  An adult is about 1.2 inch long, the body is colored with silver and blue stripes. This slug use a gas sac in their stomachs to float upside-down in warm ocean currents, snagging other small poisonous jellyfish with their tiny blue feet.

  4. 4 Goblin Shark


    The Goblin shark(Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a “living fossil”, this species stands out for its unusual appearance characterized by a prominent snout. Its jaws are protrusive, and the inside contains 35 to 53 rows of upper teeth and 31 to 62 rows of lower teeth. The goblin shark inhabits at a depth greater than 330 ft. adults are found way deeper than that. It is not dangerous to humans.

  5. 5 Red-lipped Batfish


    Red-lipped Batfish is a strange-looking fish found on Galapagos Islands and is a bad swimmer. With a light-brown to gray colored body, the batfish can only be identified from a crowd due to the characteristic red lips. They are bright-red, almost fluorescent in color.


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