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Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus)

The Blobfish or Psychrolutes marcidus is without a doubt in one of the ugliest fish in the ocean. These saltwater fish have what resembles a large nose in between two eyes and almost seem to be frowning! I guess with an ugly mug like that you would be frowning too. This deep sea fish is often found at extreme depths off of the coasts of Tasmania and Australia. For this reason the Blobfish is rarely seen by the human eye.The Blobfish has the ability to withstand the high pressure of these depths because its body is actually mostly a gelatinour mass that has a density just less than water. This gives the Blobfish the ability to float right above the bottom floor without using much energy. As you can imagine, with the name like the Blobfish they aren't extremely active. In fact, most of the food that they eat simply floats right by them. This deep sea fish simply picks and chooses what to eat. Blobfish are often caught by fisherman that bottom trawling with nets.

One weird fact about the Blobfish is that when reproducing they will actually sit on their eggs until hatching. If you have any more information about the Blobfish that you would like to share please do so in the comments below...

55 comments:

Will said...

Very interesting

Anonymous said...

Why so sad fishy???

Anonymous said...

wow those fish are very wierd looking and somewhat look like a human face looking very sad. I would never want to look at this fish again or ever buy this for a friend enen if i hated that person so much>

Anonymous said...

I caught one of these of the coast of Northen California in 1985. Never knew what it was and asked many a fish expert. It was so weird looking we threw it over board. Looked like a drowned baby.

Paul Clos said...

I can see why it's called the blob fish! lol

Anonymous said...

Looks like some of my relatives.

Anonymous said...

Is this even real? How could you ever catch one of these the hook would go straight through it's body!

Anonymous said...

THis is a awsome but ugly ass fish.

Anonymous said...

This fish looks like the woman in the desk opposite me in my office... she belongs at the bottom of a deep ocean

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how sexy that is xD

Becky said...

Cute! If I had one I'd name it Ziggy 'cuz it looks EXACTLY like him!

Anonymous said...

cutey cute cute

Anonymous said...

I wonder what they taste like. Omnomnom.

Anonymous said...

Um... Fake fishy?!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Gulpin/Swalot from Pokemon

Anonymous said...

ok????? thats one weird fishy... but still it helps on my science project... thanx for the website

Anonymous said...

ugly ass fishy!

Anonymous said...

He's ugly. If I saw that fish floating by me I would punch him right in the face.

Term papers said...

Well It was an Interesting Read That The Blob fish or Psychrolutes marcidus is without a doubt in one of the ugliest fish in the ocean. These saltwater fish have what resembles a large nose in between two eyes and almost seem to be frowning! I have enjoyed reading and Hope to read more in future.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have nightmares

Anonymous said...

Blobfishy, I am yeur father!

Mr. Blobfish said...

I want one!! They are awesome. As for the rest of you jerks that posted negative comments, go slide down a barbed wire fence!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I want one! I hate the people that leave negative comments.
They can go stick their heads up their anus.

Anonymous said...

their so cute and yet so ugly

lolli said...

aaaawwwww poor thing just imagine thosands of them are floating at the bottom of the ocean at this very second!

Anonymous said...

blobfish sad because of overfishing!

Anonymous said...

can it be eaten? what does it tastes like?

Anonymous said...

blobfish.... JUST AWESOME!!!!!!!

David said...

The story of three blobfish "brothers" features in the BBC childrens TV program called "Octonauts: The Blobfish Brothers". A great intro to these jelly-like fish for children. Available online in the UK only, but maybe via YouTube as well. Worth finding.

Anonymous said...

Three blobfish "brothers" star in the BBC childrens' TV short movie "Octonauts: The Blobfish Brothers". Only available online within the UK, but maybe also via YouTube. Well worth watching. Great intro for kiddies.

Alpinu said...

@Anonymous from March 2, 2010

It looks like this fish was dissing some other fish, and it took your advice.
Coincidentally, my word verification was "butfut." Heh, heh.

Anonymous said...

'Save the Blobfish'! What a cutie. I volunteer to start the fanclub! Oh, and Tasmania is a state of Australia!

Anonymous said...

It's actually kinda cute for something so weird...

Anonymous said...

Blobfishy sad for all his brothers and sisters bein killed by entanglement by the trawlers of austrailia and tasmainia

Anonymous said...

I have to do a speech on it.

Anonymous said...

Stop being unkind. They look the way they look, as all creatures do. And as they are nearly extinct, I feel sad about them. I would happily own one if it wasn't cruel to the poor Blobfish, which it would be.

Tobi said...

It kind of reminds me of Gluttony from Fullmetal Alchemist for some reason.

Anonymous said...

It looks like Ziggy.

Anonymous said...

They are facing extincting due to deep-sea fishing.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Looks like some of my relatives. -ROFL!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

it's squidward!

Anonymous said...

ugly. btw is fish index always this unactive. i will proballly get my reply in a month

The Blobfish (official spokesman) said...

For the haters accusing us of being "ugly" or "gross," we have your locations marked. Your transgressions against our great people will not go unpunished.

Signed, the Blobfish.

P.S. Please subscribe to us on Youtube @ Bl0bzorz008. We'd appreciate it is you thumbs up our review of Inception. We worked really hard on it. Thx.

Bonefish said...

This may sound kinda odd but price is always a factor in my decisions. Also, I dont really care how many fish I catch. I just want to get out there for the fun and adventure.

NightMoon said...

'Save the Blobfish' !!! Agree!!!
Oh... i like this fish too... ♥♥♥♥♥♥ We need to save them, they all are unique.
It is not ugly!!!!!!!!! how can be ugly any creature lived on our Earth??
People stop be so cruel to creatures around us!!!! (((((Respect all live!

NightMoon said...

'Save the Blobfish' !!! Agree!!!
Oh... i like this fish too... ♥♥♥♥♥♥ We need to save them, they all are unique.
It is not ugly!!!!!!!!! how can be ugly any creature lived on our Earth??
People stop be so cruel to creatures around us!!!! (((((Respect all live!

tasmania fishing said...

Doesn't look too dangerous, but I could see how you could easily step on it!Its interesting

Anonymous said...

I agre with Anonomous post from april 20, 2011. I think it is very cute, just not in a conventional puppy sort of way. blobfish deserve more respect. treat others like you would like to be treated, which means no namecalling.

Anonymous said...

interesting!

Anonymous said...

I like turtles ^-^

Anonymous said...

What a fucking ugly ass fish!! oh wait thats my mom....

Anonymous said...

It's 1 of the Sea Kings in One Piece summoned by Shirahoshi.

Anonymous said...

Awsome

Anonymous said...

Looks like donald trump thinking about Rosie O'Donnell

Anonymous said...

You guys are mean for dissing the blobfish. God created everything in his glory so whether the blobfish looks ugly or not it's still beautiful.

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