Twelve Incredibly Odd Endangered Creatures

Saturday, December 23, 2017 | By Cherie Glenn

Angler Fish


This fascinating creature appears to be a very cranky fish and looks like something out of a science fiction movie. It may even be the ugliest looking creature on our planet. Anglers have huge heads and enormous crescent-shaped mouths filled with sharp, translucent teeth. They can grow to be quite large, reaching up to 3 feet in length.

The mating habits of this creature sound like a real horror story. The male bites into the female and he begins to literally melt while molding into the female's body. Eventually the male melts into a reproductive organ attached to the female's body and then she can begin to impregnate herself.

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