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This is a frilled shark.  Frilled sharks are found throughout deep waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  They’re rarely seen alive because of their preference for deep water. A dying one was captured near the surface in Japan in 2007.

A red cap goldfish, or "oranda."  These are characterized by a prominent hood that covers the head - which, let's face it, look like their brains are on show.  Originally from China, they are popular aquarium pets today.

Meet Promachoteuthis sulcus, a bizarre creature straight out of your nightmares.  As you can see, this thing looks like it has freakishly human looking teeth.  They're actually just flaps of skin, but they're still pretty unnerving!  It's a species of promachoteuthid squid and only one specimen has been found to date.  It was captured in the Southern Atlantic Ocean at a depth of over 6,500 feet deep in 2007.

This is a white-blooded ice fish, or "crocodile fish" (Chaenocephalus aceratus).  They lack both red blood cells and hemoglobin, and so have white blood.  They have translucent bodies, and absorb oxygen directly from the water around them.

The amber phantom butterfly, (Haetera piera), found in the Guinas, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

The pistol shrimp is the NOISIEST creature in the ocean.  Colonies of them make a distinct snapping noise that overshadows nearly all other sounds throughout the world's oceans, including the calls of some whales.  In fact, they are so loud, their snapping sounds interfere with military and scientific sonar (so much so, that hostile submarines have used large colonies of pistol shrimps to hide!).

No, this isn't photoshopped.  This is a cardinal "gynandromorph" - an animal that exhibits both female and male sexual characteristics.  As different sexes are differently colored, each half of the bird is a different shade.

"Walking fish" is a pretty general term used to describe any fish that is able to travel over land.  Ironically, the Mexican walking fish isn't a fish at all, but an amphibian.  It's official name is axolotl and as the name suggests, it's found in Mexico.  Amphibians are a cold-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that comprises the frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders.

Glass frogs, a group of South and Central American frogs with translucent skin.  Their internal viscera, including the heart, liver, gastrointestinal tract are all completely visible.

This is the alarm jellyfish has a rather unique defense mechanism.  When they are attacked, it flashes brightly using bioluminescence in an attempt to attract other animals.  The idea is to encourage confusion and fights between predators, while the jellyfish can swim away.

This is Nembrotha cristata, a colorful sea-slug found in the tropical Indo-West Pacific Ocean.  They grow to about 2 inches in length and have black bodies with strange luminous green "trim."  Like most nudibranchs, they deliver a painful sting.  They do not produce the stinging cells themselves but incorporate them into their own tissue from their prey, stinging jellyfish.

Rare Albino Alligator

Friendly Albino Gorilla

Albino Bengal Tiger

Albino Giraffe

Albino Lion

King of Saxony bird of paradise.

Indian Bull Frog

Theridion grallator - the happy faced spider.

Goblin Shark.  Goblin sharks inhabit around the world at depths of greater than 330 feet, with adults found deeper than juveniles.  Given the depths at which it lives, the goblin shark poses no danger to humans.

The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants.  Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer ant.  Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda.

Umbonia Spinosa. These thorn bugs are related to cicadas, and their beaks at pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap.  Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists.

Lowland Streaked Tenrec.  Found in Madagascar, Africa, this small tenrec is the only mammal known to use stridulation for generating sound - something that's associated with snakes and insects.

Glaucus Atlanticus - Also known as the blue dragon, this creature is a species of blue sea slug.  You could find it in warm waters of the oceans, as it floats on the surface because of a gas-filled sac in its stomach.

Mantis Shrimp - Also called "sea locusts," "prawn killers," and even "thumb splitters," this is one of the most common predators in tropical and sub-tropical waters; little is known about them, however, because of how much time they spend hiding in their burrows.

Venezuelan Poodle Moth - Discovered in Venezuela in 2009, this new species of alien-looking moth is still poorly explored.  Not much info currently available about them!

The Pacu Fish found by local fishermen in Papua, New Guinea.

The Blue Parrotfish found in the Atlantic Ocean spends 80% of its time searching for food.

The Scotoplane (or Sea Pig) lives on the deep ocean bottoms, specifically on the abyssal plain in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, typically at depths of over 3200 feet.  They are deposit feeders, and obtain food by extracting organic particles from deep-sea mud.

These octopuses are commonly referred to as "Dumbo Octopuses" in reference to how the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies resemble the ears of Walt Disney's flying elephant Dumbo.

Clown Frogfish - A brightly colored clown frogfish shows off its stuff on a reef near Bali, Indonesia.  Members of the frogfish family typically keep a much lower profile, relying on the art of camouflage - even changing colors - to stay hidden in their reef homes.  Frogfish boast an array of stripes, spots, warts, and other skin anomalies that allow them to impersonate surrounding rocks or plants.

Blob Sculpins - The 2-foot-long fish is rather reclusive and not often seen, but blob sculpins have been known to dote on their young.  Scientists have observed males guarding rocky seafloor nesting sites, filled with hundreds of pale pink eggs, in mile-deep waters off the California coast.

The Fangtooth, also called ogrefish, named for their large, fang-like teeth and unapproachable visage, are actually quite small and harmless to humans. Their maximum length is just 6 inches.  The short-thorn fangtooth is about half that size. 

Naked Mole Rat - It is also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, and is a burrowing mammal native to parts of East Africa.

Star-Nosed Mole - It is a small mole found in moist low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

The maned wolf is the largest canid of South America.  Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids.

Sunda Colugo - It is also known as the Malayan flying lemur or Malayan colugo.  Until recently, it was thought to be one of only two species of flying lemur, the other being the Philippine flying lemur, found only in the Philippines.  The Sunda flying lemur is found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Snub Nosed Monkey - Found in Asia, at heights of up to 13,000 feet, these primates with a short stump of a nose are rarely seen.