8 Uncommon Species of Fish in the Deep Sea



The coelacanth is a lengthy fish; weight of coelacanth fish is an average of 176 lb. (80 kg) and length is as long as 6.5 ft. (2 m). By investigating their ear bones, scientists know that coelocanths are long living fish -some coelacanth living as long as 80 to 100 years. There is an African type, which is deep blue in color to help it camouflage, and an Indonesian type, which is brown in color. Coelacanths have very sensitive eyes and only go out to chase at night. The rest of the day, they rest deep sea water column, dwelling at depths of up to 2,300 ft. (700 m) underwater, while they typically stay at about 295 to 656 feet (90 to 200 m). Coelacanths hunting snipe eels, cuttlefish, squid, small sharks, and other fish.

Borna Snakehead

Borna Snakehead is a very rare fresh water fish. It is also known as the Chel Snakehead. It is a part of the Channidae family. The length of Borna Snakehead is from 20 to 25 centimeters and it can be found in a single area in northern Bengal, India. Borna Snakehead sometimes called the "Frankenfish," the snakehead is a big killer that eats fish, amphibians, crustaceans, birds, small reptiles, and even small mammals.

Megamouth Shark

The megamouth is a large shark. Full-grown adults are at least 5.5 m in length and 800 kg in weight. Megamouth Shark has a very large, wide head, small eyes and five pairs of gill slits. The back is gray to gray / black color and the underside is white color. Megamouth Shark is very large animal. It eats jellyfish and plankton. This shark is rather like the Whale Shark and Basking Shark in the sense that it uses its large mouth to filter feed.

Goblin Shark

Goblin Shark is also known as "Mitsukurina Owstoni". It is another rare deep sea shark and can be found in the area of ​​South Africa, Japan, Australia and the United States at depths in the range of 200 – 500 meters. The Goblin Shark eats sea life as deep sea squid, deep sea fish as well as deep sea crabs. The color of the Goblin Shark is light pink color. This is also very different color and very beautiful color also.

Colossal Squid

The Colossal Squid is sometimes called as the Antarctic or Giant Cranch Squid. This monstrous deep sea creature can grow to sizes in excess of 14 meters (46 feet) and is believed to be the main squid species in existing. This amazing colossal squid does not only have suckers attached to its tentacles but pointed hooks which attach to the 'horror movie type' feel.


This deep sea creature (Chimaeras) is a rare deep sea fish which is at the depths of the ocean. The Chimaera is which lives in depths of about 2500 meters (8,500 feet) and grow up to 1.5 meters in size. Chimaera is the same family as the ray and the shark.

Black Swallower

Black Swallower is a small fish, with a length of 25 cm (10 in). The body is lengthened and compressed, without scales, and is a uniform brownish black in color. The head is long, with a dull snout, moderately sized eyes, and a big mouth. The lower jaw protrudes past the upper; Both jaws are lined with a single row of sharp, depressive teeth, which join when the mouth is closed. The initial three teeth in each jaw are enlarged into canines.

Black Lizardfish

Black Lizardfish also known as the 'Deep-water Greeneye' this rare fish is located only in the depths of the southern oceans of the world. It lives in deep waters around 1 500 to 3000 meters. The length of Black Lizardfish about 30 centimeters, the color of Black Lizardfish if purple-black and prowls the ocean floors with a mouth of blade sharp teeth.

Source by James Vasanth