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Giant spider crab | 12 Creatures That Prove The Deep Sea Is The Scariest Place On Earth The largest crab on earth lives up to 1,000ft below sea level, and can measure up to 12ft from claw tip to claw tip. Why they are terrifying: Have you ever been nipped by a normal-sized crab? It hurts. A giant crab would probably nip your toe off.
One of the stranger looking fish in the animal kingdom is the anglerfish. These deep sea creatures lurk about in the shadows looking for food or a mate in a world of total darkness. They use only a small, bio-luminescent proboscis to attract food to their mouths filled with razor sharp teeth. The males are even stranger. Read more below!
This predatory tunicate (Megalodicopia hians) has developed a unique strategy: it is both a filter filterer and a predator. Its large mouth closes rapidly on small shrimps or other crustaceans that stray there. They are found at depths of 200–1,000 meters and grow up to 20cm. For All The Ocean Lovers
Harp Sponge This newly-discovered carnivorous sponge (Chondrocladia lyra) was found using robotic submersibles operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute 10,000 feet below the surface in dark waters. It traps small crustacean prey with barbed hooks found along its branch-like limbs. Once it has caught something, the sponge covers it with a thin membrane and the digestion process begins.