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Added by Milena on 13 Oct 2014 12:30
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Unreal Animals You Won’t Believe Exist

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Yetti crab

The official name of this strange crustacean is Kiwa hirsuta. This decapod, which is approximately 6 inches long (15.24 centimeters), is notable for the quantity of silky blond hair covering its pereiopods.

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Blobfish

The flesh of the blobfish is a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water. This allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming.

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Tube-nosed fruit bat

The tube-nosed fruit bat Nyctimene was recently uncovered in the Muller Range mountains, Papua New Guinea. The furry creature gets its name from its distinctive mustard-yellow nose with tubular nostrils.

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Thorny dragon

The thorny dragon or thorny devil (official name Moloch horridus) is an Australian lizard that grows up to 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) and live for up to 20 years. The thorny dragon is covered in hard, sharp spines that protects them from predators. They also use their distinct coloration for camouflage.

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Star-nosed mole

Condylura cristata also known as star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. This little creature is easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout.

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Wolf fish

This ferocious-looking fish can reach lengths of up to 39 inches (99.06 centimeters) and weigh as much as 90 pounds (40Kg). Found in the tropical climate of Suriname, it comes out at night to feed on other fish and small invertebrates.

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Tufted deer

Tufted deer, officially Elaphodus cephalophus, is a small species of deer characterized by a prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead and fang-like canines for the males.

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Aye – aye

Apart from its frightening appearance, the Aye – aye is famous for its unusual method of finding food. It taps on trees to find grubs, gnaws holes in the wood using its forward slanting incisors and then it inserts its narrow middle finger to pull the grubs out.

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Panda ant

Panda ants are not ants but wasps in the hymenopteran family Multillidae. These insects have a lovely appearance but have a nasty sting that is excruciatingly painful. This is why they are also called “cow-killers,” since they are capable of knocking out animals much larger than they are.

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Naked mole rat

The naked mole rat also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. Their large, protruding teeth and sealed lips are used to dig while preventing soil from filling their mouths.

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Venezuelan poodle moth

This unreal looking moth species was identified in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela.

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Dugong

This large marine mammal is one of four living species of the order Sirenia and is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal (manatees use fresh water to some degree). Sadly, due to extensive hunting for their meat and oils, the Dugong is close to extinction.

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Blue dragon

Commonly known as the sea swallow, blue dragon or blue angel; the Glaucus atlanticus, is actually a type of small-sized blue sea slug. These slugs feed on other pelagic creatures and reach lengths of up to 1.2 inches (3.048 centimeters).

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Cantor's giant soft-shell turtle

This freshwater turtle can be easily identified by its smooth, olive-colored carapace. With up to 6 feet in length, the turtle spends 95% of its life buried and motionless with only its eyes and mouth protruding from the sand.

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Boxer crab

These little crabs from the family Xanthidae are notable for their mutualism with sea anemones, which they hold in their claws for defense. In return, the anemones get carried around which enables them to capture more food particles.

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Lion's mane jellyfish

Also known as hair jelly, officially Cyanea capillata, it is the biggest known species of jellyfish in the world. The largest specimen washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870 and had a bell with a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches (2.3165m) and tentacles 120 feet (36.576m) long.

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Pink fairy armadillo

This funny creature also known as pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo – mammals of the family Dasypodidae, mostly known for having a bony armor shell. Endemic to central Argentina, these armadillos primarily feed on ants and larvae.

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Mantis shrimp

These marine crustaceans are members of the order Stomatopoda. Mantis shrimps have powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. When kept in captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike.

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Red-lipped batfish

This unreal-looking little fish species can be found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 100 feet (30.480M) or more. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor. It eats shrimps, small fish, crabs, etc.

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Irrawaddy dolphin

The Irrawaddy dolphin is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin found in discontinuous subpopulations near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. An Adult can exceed 290 pounds (131kg) and can reach lengths of up to 7.5 feet (2.2860 M).

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Now, how many animal species do you know? Fifty? A hundred? Or even more? Well, according to some scientific researches, there are almost 9 million of them! It’s no wonder then we do not know all of them but still – there are creatures out there you certainly won’t believe even exist. Check out 25 of the most unreal animals on Earth. Caution: Not all of them are cute and sweet.

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