1. Bat Fish
Batfish are terrible swimmers and they use their fins to “walk” around the ocean floor (a fact that this particular fellow doesn’t seem to be too happy with).
These tubeworms are kind of modest because they build their homes out of mucus and silt (even though they seemingly have an unlimited budget to spend on their wardrobes).
3. Yellowhead Jawfish
Jawfish are described as having long “body plans,” and allow their eggs to hatch in their mouths.
Where’s the fish? Just kidding. The better question is: where isn’t the fish?
5. Christmas Tree Worm
Resist the urge to decorate, please.
Nudibranches are soft-bodied mollusks, and defend themselves against predators by releasing toxins that cause the other guys’ hearts to stop.
Not to be confused with tourniquets! These guys are casually known as “sea squirts,” which is pretty great. Unfortunately, they are pretty useless during emergencies.
8. Brittle Star
Brittle stars have a mouth that also serves as an anus. We will move on.
9. Bearded Fireworm
Do not touch those bristles! They are poisonous and not to be used for fun.
Frogfish don’t have scales and don’t really move around. They wait for everything to come to them, like heroes.
Hydra reproduce asexually, and scientists are obsessed with them because they have regenerative qualities that indicate they do not die of old age. So stay tuned for their global domination.
12. Humphead Wrasse
Humphead wrasse are hermaphrodites, can grow to be 6 feet long, and have lips the better to kiss you with, my dear.
13. Squat Lobster
Squat lobsters have bristles and 6 pairs of mouth parts. They live in infamy.