The Earth has nearly 8 million different animal species. While some cute, others are scary animals. Here is the ranking of the Top 10 most scary animals in the world caught on camera, enough to give you some cold sweats!
10 The Goliath Spider
Considered the largest spider in the world, the Goliath Spider (Theraphosa Blondi) can measure up to 30 centimeters and weigh the weight of a smartphone. But, contrary to what one might think, it is not dangerous for the human being. Indeed, even if her bite can cause severe pain, she does not kill.
09 The Sea Lamprey
The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is a fish that has the shape of an eel but has the particularity of not having a jaw. Indeed, it has a suction cup surrounded by rows of teeth in place of the mouth. This sucker allows him to cling to his prey and suck their blood.
08 The Star-Nosed Mole
A mole is pretty cute. Not the mole-nosed mole (Condylura cristata). This mole that lives in North America has really scary animals in the world snout since it is composed of 22 small tentacles. These tentacles can move in all directions and allow him to find his way around his environment.
07 The Coconut Crab
It is the largest crab in the world (although it belongs to the hermit crab family). And for good reason, the coconut crab (Birgus latro) has a wingspan that can go up to 1 meter for a weight of 4 kilos. He even manages to crack coconut with his tongs, hence his name.
06 The Leprechaun
Also known as Goblin Shark, the Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) lives in the depths of the oceans, sometimes up to 1,300 meters! And fortunately, because with its 4 meters in length, its long flattened muzzle and its innumerable teeth, it has something to Scary animals in the world.
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05 The Forked Tail
The butterfly called forked tail (Cerura vinula) is not very scary animals. His larva, on the other hand, seems straight out of our worst nightmares. Indeed, it looks like this caterpillar has a huge open mouth in which burns hell itself!
04 The Viperfish
The viperfish (Chauliodus), also called dragon fish, lives in the abyss where no one can see it. And thankfully, because it has really scary animals look with its big jaw and long, sharp teeth! Terrible predator, he can eat prey as big as him.
03 The Giant Squid
Do you see a squid, these small orange-red marine scary animals with tentacles, two eyes, and a beak? So, imagine it 10 or 20 times bigger! Indeed, the giant squid (Architeuthis dux) could measure up to 20 meters long. He even inspired the myth of Kraken … But since he lives in the abyss, out of sight, this cephalopod is still very mysterious for scientists.
02 The Lizard Sharks
The lizard shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) lives in the depths of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Being able to reach 2 meters long, it is not very big but is particularly impressive. Indeed, he can bend his body and leap forward like a snake. Besides, it can swallow very large prey thanks to its flexible jaws.
01 The Phryne
However harmless for the Man, the Phryne (Amblypygi) has enough to cause anguish in all those who cross his path. And for good reason, this arachnid that lives in hot and humid regions seems half-spider half-scorpion!