Top 15 ugliest animals in the world

Here is the ranking of the ugliest animals on the planet that we really do not want to cross our path.

1 . The Blobfish, one of the most spawned animals

The image of a blobfish. Credit: Val_Iva

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The blobfish or “Psychrolutes Marcidus” is certainly one of the ugliest aquatic animals that Mother Nature has created. It evolves in the sea depths of Tasmania and Australia. The blobfish is characterized by its slimy skin, its length of about thirty centimeters and its appearance very close to a human being. It is a solitary fish that always looks sad. According to scientists, a female blobfish can spawn up to 100,000 egg. However, its reproduction is not frequent. Due to accidental fishing by boats and the lack of infrastructure put in place to ensure its protection on the reefs, this species is now threatened and endangered.

2. The aye-aye, a primate native to Madagascar

Image of an aye-aye. Credit: javarman3

The aye-aye or “Daubentonia madagascariensis” also figures among the ugliest animals on the planet. He has very large ears, pointy teeth, a ruffled tail and a hidden sixth finger. His appearance oscillates between a rodent and a bat. It is a nocturnal animal that lives mainly in the forests of Madagascar. It feeds on larvae, fruits, mushrooms and all kinds of seeds. Unfortunately, the aye-aye is exposed to many dangers. In some parts of the country, locals complement it as a evil animal that must be chased. Deforestation and poaching also threaten the survival of this species.

3. Frogfish

Image of a frogfish. Credit: inusuke

You will certainly not like to come across this creature during your expeditions to the depths of the sea. The frogfish is classified as a species of reef fish. Its weird body and big eyes make it one of the ugliest animals in the world. This fish is also very scary. Her wart-covered skin is both rough and elastic. It uses its flippers to hop or walk. A lure allows it to attract its prey in front of its mouth. As soon as the latter approach, it quickly swallows them up. The frogfish lives in the shallow waters of coral reefs. It is an endemic marine animal of the Pacific and Indian Ocean.

4. The mole with a starry nose

Photo of a star-nosed mole. Credit: Sergey Mikhaylov

We are used to seeing adorable mole pictures. However, be aware that there is a fairly rare species whose appearance is very repulsive? This is the star-nosed mole or “Condylura cristata”. Its snout consists of 22 tentacle-like epidermal appendages. They help them to smell their prey underwater and to detect earthworms. It measures about twenty centimeters and weighs about 80 grams. Like other species of mole, the one with a starry nose is also blind. However, it has the reputation of being the animal that eats the fastest. You will find this mole in North America.

5. The penis snake, a strange amphibian

Photo of a penisfish. Credit: Sinhyu

It is in Brazil, in the states of Rondônia and Pará, that you will find this funny animal. Very few in number, he is one of the endemic animals of this pay. It is a species of amphibian belonging to the vermiform family. The “Atretochoana eiselti”, nicknamed the fish-penis, in the shape of a genital gland. Its female can measure around 75 cm while a male can reach a length of almost 1 m. This animal feeds mainly on earthworms and fish. And the most terrifying thing is that he breathe through the skin. Its highly developed senses allow it to easily find its prey.

6 . The desert warthog, a very ugly animal

Photo of a desert warthog. Credit: igorbondarenko

The desert warthog is also one of the ugliest animals the world knows. If you want to see one with your own eyes, you will have to go on an African safari. Its scientific name is “Phacochoerus Africanus”. It is characterized by its body strewn with sparse hair, its flattened head, its face full of warts and its unsightly horns. This stocky animal measures on average 125 cm and weighs almost 75 kg. Its diet consists mainly of leafy plants, flowers and fruits. During the drought period, when food is scarcedesert warthogs feed on insects.

7. The naked mole rat, an animal like no other

A naked mole-rat. Credit: GlobalP

If you are afraid of rats, you will certainly not like to come across this species. The naked mole-rat is a small rodent with long gums and very small eyes. He has supple skin that looks wrinkled and hairless. This rodent can live up to 32 years without showing signs of aging. Unlike animals of the same species, he is not affected by overweight problems. Indeed, the naked mole-rat exercises regular physical activity. He is able to run more than a hundred meters a day. You will find this animal very posed in the underground galleries of certain Ethiopian regions.

8. Neoclinus Blanchardi

A Neoclinus Blanchardi Credit: Natalie Ruffing

By diving into the sea depths of the Baja Californiayou will meet the ” Neoclinus Blanchardi”. This fish belongs to the Chaenopsidae family. His appearance is very casual. He looks like he has 4 eyes and has a gigantic jaw. This can expand to better adapt to the size of its prey. To catch the latter, he always hides in a temporary shelter (rock, shell, plants, etc.). The Neoclinus Blanchardi is almost blind. However, he can be extremely aggressive due to his highly developed flair. According to biologists, this species uses the color of its mouth to communicate. When the males meet, each operates its large mouth as a form of intimidation.

9. Mata-mata

A mata-mata. Credit: Farinosa

The mata-mata is a freshwater turtle. She is ranked as one of the ugliest animals in the world due to her appearance. It has ridged and spiny scales. His head looks like a rock. She only comes out of the water during the spawning period. And yet, she doesn’t really know how to swim. She can lay up to 28 eggs in one litter and her brooding period is 200 days. The mata-mata lives in the tropical forests from South America. It can live between 10 to 15 years. She is carnivorous, interpreting to eat fish, crustaceans and insects.

10. Leptoptilos or marabout

A marabout. Credit: Chanawat Phadwichit

It is a species of wading bird living in some african country. Bald, huge, unsightly and endowed with a long beak, this animal is not spared by comedians. They rank it among the ugliest on the planet. Although it often rests at the edge of lakes, the marabout lives in the bush and in the savannah. It is a very confident animal that is easily approached by humans. Moreover, he does not hesitate to venture into the villages to find something to eat. The marabout only begins to reproduce around the age of 4 years. One of the reasons why this species is highly threatened and endangered.

11. The Goblin Shark

A goblin shark. Credit: George Melin

The goblin shark is arguably one of the weirdest and scariest species around. It is present in the seabed of the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. It is distinguished by its small dark eyes, its very wide and spiky mouth as well as its flat and pointed muzzle. In adulthood, this shark can measure almost 4 meters in length and weigh around 200 kg. Its athletic body makes it an excellent predator. To pay capture prey, it can project its jaws forward. It will then use its sharp teeth to fully chew its food.

12. Galathea Yeti

A very scary crab. Credit: Vladimir Ishmiakov

This very strange crab lives in the South Pacific Ocean. It is distinguished by its huge hairy claws and its White color. The yeti galathea, called a yeti-crab, measures about 15 cm. Its forelimbs both short and robust allow it to easily climb rocks. As it lives in a precarious environment, the crab-yéti must do everything to survive. It sometimes feeds on bacteria growing on its claws. Females usually breed only once before losing their lives. In fact, in order to develop, the eggs are born lower temperature. They must then leave their cozy cocoon during the brooding.

13. Proboscis

A naive. Credit: yusnizam

The proboscis monkey, with the scientific name “Nasalis larvatus”, is certainly one of the monkey species the ugliest that exist. He has a big soft nose that keeps growing throughout his life. You can meet it on the island of Borneo, in the middle of mangroves and humid forests. He is completely vegetarian. This animal loves fruits and mangrove leaves. Its large belly is explained by its resistant intestines. He is able to digest inedible food. Its main predators are crocodiles, pythons and panthers. In order to avoid them, he rarely goes down to earth. It spends most of its time in trees over 10 meters tall.

14. Turkey

A big turkey. Credit: Robert Winkler

You don’t have to go far to find an ugly animal. Just go to a farm and observe a turkey. His appearance is not very flattering. It has a long fleshy red neck, wrinkled and without any feathers. Its beak and large eyes give it a strange look. This animal also emits an unpleasant cry. Although he has wings, he cannot use them to fly since he is sometimes overweight. Did you know that the turkey was only introduced to Europe around the 16ecentury ? This bird of the Phasianidae family is from Latin America.

15. The purple frog or Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis

A purple frog. Credit: Willie Davis

The purple frog is a batrachian. Her swollen body and disproportionate shape make her very ugly. Its nostrils are above its head. Its muzzle is exaggeratedly too small and pointed. It measures between 5 and 9 cm. This species of frog comes out of its hiding place only during the breeding season. She can lay up to 3000 eggs. You can find it in some parts of india. Unfortunately, due to deforestation in the country, these bizarre-looking frogs are highly endangered. The urbanization which does not stop developing classifies it today among the endemic species.

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