It’s One Of The Strangest Deep Sea Creatures On The Planet, And You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It


Most fish are beautiful and majestic looking, but some…. well they look absolutely terrifying. Just take a look at this one, it’s called the Black Swallower, and it’s a deep sea fish known for its ability to swallow fish larger than itself. It thrives in sub-tropical waters at a depth of between 2,300-9,000 feet. The fish isn’t really that long… only about 10 inches, but what’s incredible about this fish is how it eats its prey. Check it out….

It’s capable of swallowing prey over twice its length and 10 times its mass. Once it gets hold of the prey, it slowly ‘walks’ its jaws over the prey until completely swallowed. It’s then digested by the stomach.


Fairly large head and eyes with razor sharp teeth.


This picture shows just how insane it looks once its prey is completely  swallowed.


Sometimes they swallow prey so large that it can’t be digested, and the stomach bursts resulting in the Black Swallower to surface…. like this picture.

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