These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

The world beneath the ocean often looks like an alien planet. And these photographs of denizens of the deep make it obvious that aliens are already swimming amongst us.

The Atlantic Silver Hatchetfish or the Lovely Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus aculeatus, 7 cm or 2.8 in)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via The Featured Creature and National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration)

The humpback anglerfish or common black devil (Melanocetus johnsonii, females are up to 20 cm or 8 in long)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Allan Bruce and Fishes of Australia, photo by Edith Widder)

Sloane's viperfish (Chauliodus sloani, length between 20-35 cm or 7-14 in)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via OpenCage and Lea Lee)

Goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni, between 3 and 4 meters or 10-13 ft)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Dianne Bray/Museum Victoria 1 - 2 and Wikimedia Commons)

Common fang tooth fish (Anopoglaster cornuta, 18 cm long or 7 in)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via All That Is Interesting, Citron and Brian Suda)

The Sarcastic Fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi, up to 30 cm or 12 in long)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Tywkiwdbi)

Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus, 70 cm or 2.3 ft)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Fishindex)

The Wolftrap Anglerfish (Lasiognathus amphirhamphus, 15 cm or 6 in)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Wikimedia Commons/Theodore W. Pietsch)

Fanfin Seadevil (Caulophryne jordani, 60 cm, 2 ft)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Fishindex)

Frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus, 2 m or 6.6 ft)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Awashima Marine Park/Getty Images)

The Black Swallower, that could swallow larger fishes than itself (Chiasmodon niger, 25 cm or in 10 in)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images and Bounty Fishing)

The Smooth Lumpsucker (Aptocyclus ventricosus, 40 cm or 16 in)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via The Featured Creature)

The walking Pink handfish and Red handfish (from the family Brachionichthyidae, 10 cm or 4 in in length)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via CSIRO, photos by Karen Gowlett-Holmes and Andrew Maver)

The Yeti Lobster (Kiwi hirsuta, 15 cm or 6 in long, discovered only in 2005)

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

(via Wikimedia Commons/A. Fifis)