Top 10 Beautiful Aquatic Species

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It’s hard to wonder that when over 72 % of the world is covered with water having millions of aquatic species in it but people are able to name just a few of them. Moreover, people haven’t even got a chance to see how beautiful they are in their own world. Life there is immensely diverse and filled of unusual creatures. Here is a list of worlds’ top 10 most beautiful aquatic species.


1. Harlequin Shrimp

These shrimps are a taxon of tropical shrimp in the super family Palaemonoidea. They are colorful and hugely popular for aquariums. Harlequin Shrimps dwell in coral reefs found mostly near the beaches of Australia on the sides of the Great Barrier Reef. These grow up to 2 inches in length and have unusual front legs that are shaped like paddles.


2. Dumbo Octopus

These animals are called “Dumb octopuses” because of the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies and resembling Walt-Disney’s flying elephant character. These animals live at very deep depths like 3000 to 4000 meters and feed on, bivalves, pelagic copepods, and other crustaceans. This species of octopuses can flush the transparent layer of their skin at will.


3. Christmas Tree Worm

Commonly known as Christmas tree worms are small, have their biological name as Spirobranchus giganteus. These are tube-building polychaete worms belonging to the family Serpulidae. The worms’ most distinct features are the two “crowns” that are shaped like Christmas-trees.


4. Chambered Nautilus

It is the most popular species of Natalius. Its shell shows the natural beauty as a mixture of colors and perfect equiangular spirals shell and exhibiting counter shading, being light on the bottom, and dark on top. It also has a great importance in art and literature since the Renaissance period .The Chambered Nautilus is the title and subject of a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes.


5. Whale Shark

The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world. It’s often confused with a whale which is wrong. Some of the characteristics of Whale Shark are wide and flat head, small eyes, very large gill slits, dorsal fins and pectoral fins. The whale shark is up to 46 feet (14 m), weighing up to 15 tons. The whale shark has light-yellow markings on its very thick dark gray skin which are very distinct.


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