Ugliest Sea Animals Quiz

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How much do you know about marine life? Take this quiz and see what you know about these “aesthetically challenged” sea creatures.

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Anarhichas lupus frontal. Photo by J. K. H. Friedgé cc3.0




True or False?

1. The Atlantic wolffish looks weird because of its half-wolf, half-fish appearance.

 True

 False

 

2. Stargazers were given their name because of their upward-pointing eyes located on top of their heads.

 True

 False

 

3. The Gulf toadfish’s slimy coating can cause physical irritation when touched.

 True

 False

 

4. The ocean sunfish is considered to be one of the ugliest sea animals because it shines bright like a morning sun.

 True

 False

 

5. Red-lipped batfish are not good swimmers. They use their fins to “walk” along the ocean floor.

 True

 False

 

6. The goblin shark, described as the “alien of the deep”, has a long snout protruding from its head, making it look more like an underwater unicorn than a fearsome shark.

 True

 False

 

7. The creepy looking giant isopods are not crustaceans, they’re actually aquatic bugs.

 True

 False

 

8. The coelacanth was dubbed “the dinosaur fish” because it was supposed to be long extinct, along with the dinosaurs, but was unexpectedly found in South Africa in 1938 and in Indonesia in 1999.

 True

 False

 

9. Vampire squids don’t have ink to shoot when they feel threatened. They eject sticky mucus containing thousands of blue light orbs. These luminous orbs confuse predators, allowing the vampire squid to escape.

 True

 False

 

10. The humpback anglerfish’s weird appearance is nothing compared to its bizarre mating ritual: males fuse their bodies with the females’ — they lose their eyes, fins, teeth and some internal organs — so they literally become one.

 True

 False




Answer to Ugliest Sea Animals Quiz:

1. False. This is a very toothy fish, even its throat is lined with teeth.
2. True.
3. True.
4. False. This is a bony fish with a flat body that ends with a short and scalloped tail.
5. True.
6. True.
7. False. It’s the other way around. Giant isopods are not bugs, they’re crustaceans that get really, really big.
8. True.
9. True.
10. True.

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