Top 10 Beautiful Aquatic Species

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6. Goosefish

They are found in the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and belong to the family of anglerfishes. They live on sandy and muddy bottoms of the continental shelf and continental slope, at extreme depths of 1,000 meter. They have a very large head with a large mouth that has long and sharp teeth like most other fishes in their family. The largest goose fishes may exceed 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) in length.

 

7. Nudibranch (Chromodoris kuniel)

These are mainly found in Tropical West Pacific. They are animals bearing large purple or purple-brown spots or marks, usually ringed with white. These rings often reticulate brownish background, and a purple border. They are usually of sizes up to 45mm long.

 

8. Port Jackson Shark

They are a species of sharks which are quite distinguishable because of their blunt heads. These sharks have a harness like marking on their eyes which runs to their dorsal fin. This pattern of theirs makes it very easy to identify these species. They are found in the waters of southern Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. Port Jackson Sharks are considered harmless to humans.

 

9. Giant Clam

This species gets only one chance in its lifetime to get a nice home. Once it has fastened itself on any silt, there it would spend the rest of its life. These are known to be the largest mollusks on earth and dwell at the bottom of the sea. They are usually found in the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian oceans. They can reach over 4 meters in length and over 500 pounds in weight. The adductor muscle of the giant clam is actually considered a delicacy.

 

10. Giant Cuttlefish

The Australian Giant Cuttlefish is the largest species of cuttlefish in the world reaching up to 50 cm in length and 23lbs in weight. A native of Australia they are mainly found in Queensland and Western Australia. They are usually found in seabed, and sand and mud seafloor to a depth of 100 m.

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