Which of these animals do you consider the ugliest?
Fairy shrimp (Anostraca) are branchiopods that include brine shrimp. They often appear in vernal pools, pot holes and other ephemeral pools.Although they live in fresh or saltwater, they do not live in oceans or seas. They are well-adapted to living in arid areas where water is present for only part of the year. Their eggs will survive drought for several years and hatch about 30 hours after rains fill the pools where they live.
The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. Inhabiting the deep waters off the coasts of mainlandAustralia and Tasmania, it is rarely seen by humans.
Tube-nosed fruit bats have a weak spot for figs. Unfortunately, it’s rather difficult to breathe when your face is smushed inside of a juicy fig. These tubes act as “snorkels” allowing the bat to breathe when it’s mouth is busy devouring a succulent fig.
Star-Nosed Mole: One of the most intriguing stars in the universe is right here on Earth: the eleven pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing the snout of the star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata). From its appearance and location, one would think this star might be a supersensitive olfactory organ, helping the nearly blind mole negotiate its subterranean environment, or an extra hand for grasping prey or manipulating objects. Some researchers have hypothesized that the star detects electric fields, thus acting as a kind of antenna. But in reality, the star is an extraordinary touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, called Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around.
Scotoplanes, the sea pig, is a genus of deep-sea holothurian (Class Holothuroidea in the phylum Echinodermata-popularly known as sea cucumbers) in the family Elpidiidae (order Elasiopoda).
rosy-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus porrectus) are found near Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica.
The proboscis monkey’s huge honker is meant to attract the ladies. It can reach up to 7 inches in length. The nose also serves as a resonating chamber, allowing the monkey’s warning calls to be amplified. When the animal becomes agitated, the nose fills with blood and swells, making warning calls louder and more intense.
The Common Creek Crab Liberonautes latidactylus is the most common freshwater crab found in small streams throughout the rainforest and savannah zones of western Africa, where it is economically important as it is part of the diet of many people (Least Concern).
This Predator look-alike is a Giant Isopod (Bathynomus giganteus), a carnivorous crustacean that spends its time scavenging the deep ocean floor, up to 6,000ft down on the seabed where there is no light. In the pitch black and cold, they survive by feasting on dead and decaying fish and other marine animals.
The Desert Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa notable for its eusocial lifestyle, nearly unique among mammals, and for a highly unusual set of physical traits that enables it to thrive in a harsh, underground environment, including a lack of pain sensation in its skin, and a nearly cold-blooded metabolism. Plus, it is horrible.
Considered by locals as a harbinger of misfortune, the Aye-aye is one of the world’s most rare and bizarre looking primates. To the Malagasy people, the aye-aye is magical, and believed to bring death to the village it appears in; therefore they’re often killed on sight. The aye-aye is the world’s largest nocturnal primate with an average head and body length of 16 inches (40 centimeters), a long bushy tail of 2 feet (61 centimeters) long, and weighs about 4 pounds (2 kilos). The Aye-aye has large beady eyes, black hair, and large spoon-shaped ears. It has 5-fingered hands with flat nails, with a middle finger up to 3 times the length of the others.
Leaf insect common name given to herbivorous insects of leaflike appearance forming a single family in the order Phasmida. Leaf insects are green and have extremely flattened, irregularly shaped bodies, wings, and legs; they are usually about 4 in. (10 cm) long. Their wings often have venation similar to that of the leaves on which they live.
Costa Rican weevil Cholus cinctus in flight (La Selva, Costa Rica).
African tree frog (Leptopeles occidentalis) (Mamang, Ghana)
Acanthoproctus diadematus (Namibia katydid) is an armoured katydid, bush-cricket, or ground cricket endemic to theNamib Desert of southern Africa, where it lives in the tall sand dunes along the Kuiseb River in Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Bedbugs or bed bugs are small parasitic insects of the family Cimicidae (most commonly Cimex lectularius). The term usually refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood. All insects in this family live by feeding exclusively on the blood of warm-bloodedanimals. The name ‘bedbug’ is derived from the insect’s preferred habitat of houses and especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Bedbugs, though not strictly nocturnal, are mainly active at night and are capable of feeding unnoticed on their hosts.
Giant fly (Panthophtalmus sp.) (Pitilla, Costa Rica)
SUB-ADULT MALE BLACK CRESTED MACAQUE (MACACA NIGRA) TANGKOKO NP, SULAWESI, INDONESIA