Some fish have unique shapes and are different from most fish. Some are shaped like rocks, frogs, and some can change color like a chameleon.
Quoted from World Atlas, here are the 10 strangest fish in the world.
As the name suggests, stonefish have a shape that at first glance looks like a rock. Stonefish is a very dangerous fish and the most venomous fish in the world. However, it is difficult to find it. This fish lives on the seabed and often camouflages with the color of its environment. If someone steps on this fish, the fish will feel excruciating pain. Stonefish venom can be fatal.
Lionfish are one of the most beautiful and unique fish in the world. This fish has red, orange, white, and black or brown stripes Although venomous, lionfish are a delicacy in some countries. Additionally, some people keep lionfish as pets.
3. Psychedelic Frogfish
Psychedelic Frogfish This fish is like a peach-colored frog, namely it has pink and white stripes arranged in a beautiful fingerprint pattern. This fish has a flat face which allows it to see depth.
Boxfish It has a box-like shape, which is formed from a shell-like bone structure called the carapace. The carapace is found inside the fish’s body. Boxfish are very peaceful despite their deadly venom.
Frogfish Just like chameleons, frogfish can change color from time to time. However, it can take several weeks to transition from one color to another. Frogfish do not use their tails to swim like other fish. Instead, it uses jet propulsion to move through water.
Tassled Scorpionfish is a carnivore that grows to a maximum length of 36 centimeters. This fish has ray fins which have venomous spines. Swimmers in shallow water may accidentally step on a Tassled Scorpionfish. If someone accidentally steps on this fish, the result will be a painful injury which can ultimately lead to death.
Jawfish or jaw fish have a strange way of reproduction. Female jawfish lay eggs. After the male fish fertilizes the eggs, he puts them in his mouth to incubate. Normal jawfish grow to a length of 10-12 centimeters.
8. Asian Sheepshead Wrasse
The Asian Sheepshead Wrasse has the extraordinary ability to change gender at will. This fish has a round chin. The species is often found around Asian waters, especially around Korea, Japan and South China.
9. Whitemargin Stargazer
Whitemargin Stargazer is also known as the pop-eye fish. One of the fish that we can see is the Whitemargin Stargazer fish which is buried in the sand and only its eyes and mouth are visible. The fish uses this habit to catch unsuspecting prey for food. The strangest thing about this fish is that it has electric organs in its body. As a result, it can deliver about 50 volts at the right water temperature.
Fangtooth has a terrible shape. This fish has disproportionate teeth, which makes it even more scary. Fangtooths have small eyes located high on their heads. Even though it looks scary, this fish is not dangerous to humans. Its habitat is around 5,000 meters under the sea. It is afraid of light so the only ties it can see close to the surface of the water are at night.