Strange Creatures/Animals

2 06 2008

Here are some interesting and strange creatures. While some look like they came out of a  science fiction/horror movie, these creatures can all be found on our planet.

Star-Nosed Mole

The Star-nosed Mole lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and mollusks. It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds. Like other moles, this animal digs shallow surface tunnels for foraging; often, these tunnels exit underwater. It is active day and night and remains active in winter, when it has been observed tunneling through the snow and swimming in ice-covered streams. Little is known about the social behavior of the species, but it is suspected that it is colonial.

Pelochelys Cantorii

The Cantor’s giant soft-shelled turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) is a species of fresh water turtle. The turtle has a broad head and small eyes close to the tip of its snout. The carapace is smooth and olive colored. Juveniles may have dark-spotted carapaces and heads, with yellow around the carapace. Cantor’s giant soft-shelled turtles can grow up to 6 feet (about 2 meters) in length and weigh more than 100 pounds (about 50 kilograms).

Long-Eared Jerboa


The Long-eared Jerboa, is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. It is distinct enough that authorities consider it to be the only member of both its genus, Euchoreutes, and subfamily, Euchoreutinae. Oh and yes, quite cute 🙂

Blobfish

The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it is rarely seen by humans.

Dumbo Octopus

The octopi of the genus Grimpoteuthis, also known as “Dumbo octopi” for the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies, resembling the ears of Walt Disney’s flying elephant. They are benthic creatures, living at extreme depths: 300-400 meters, and are some of the rarest of the Octopoda species. They can flush the transparent layer of their skin at will, and are pelagic animals, as with all other cirrate octopi, and unlike many other incirrate octopi.

-Enrique/Anarchist

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6 responses

3 06 2008
chopstick walrus

HAHAHAHHA blobfish
its so sad looking, then again i would be pretty darn sad myself if i looked like that

30 06 2010
Selina Marie

thats me to say and yor name is stewpid!!!!!! so back off of it

25 11 2009
Stacie

Aww! The Long-eared Jerboa is soooooo cute!

30 06 2010
Selina Marie

i know rite !!! hes adorable

30 11 2009
asti

nc1

4 01 2010
Darian

that little long eared jerboa rabbit is the cutest thing i’ve ever seen I wish I had one of those

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