Top Ten Animals that are Both Beautiful and Bizarre at the Same Time

Some animals are just so beautiful, they look like they're not from Earth...

The Top Ten

1 Christmas Tree Worm

Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) is a species of tube-building polychaete worm

It has spiralling structure on it, which resembles a christmas tree (hence the name). There's a wide variation of colors. It may look like its photoshopped, but believe me it's real - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

2 Fried Egg Jellyfish

Fried egg jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica) is a large species of jellyfish and is the only jellyfish from the family Phacellophoridae

Don't throw this jellyfish on your breakfast plate! This jellyfish literally looks like a giant fried egg with tentacles! Beautiful, but very odd-looking - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 Glaucus Atlanticus Glaucus atlanticus is a species of small, blue sea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a shell-less gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae.

Glaucus Atlanticus (or the common name blue dragon) is a species of pelagic aeolid nudibranch

A Pokemon? Nah, it's a real animal from the real world. The most famous, the most beautiful, and the weirdest sea slug - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

This guy eats man o wars. enough said.

4 Sea Pen

Sea pen is a colonial marine cnidarian

Firstly, why is it names a "sea pen" when it doesn't really look like a pen? Secondly, is that even an animal? It looks like uh...giant feathers sticking out of the sea floor... - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 Superb Bird-of-Paradise

When it opens its cape I'll be like "Oh look! A regular bird! "-Vestalis

Superb Bird-of-Paradise (Lophorina superba) is a species of bird-of-paradise and is the only species from the genus Lophorina

Before the male open its cape, you'll be like "Oh just a normal bird", but after he opens it, you'll be like "IS THAT EVEN A BIRD? " Males use their capes for attracting females. Males are black and light blue while females are duller brown - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 Squidworm

Squidworm (Teuthidrodilus) is a genus of deep-sea-dwelling polychaete worms

It has lots of transparent fins along its body and tentacle-like structures at the end of its head. Currently the only species discovered is the Teuthidrodilus samae. It's closely related to the genus Swima. By the way, irrelevant, but don't misread that name as "Squidward" - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Eastern Emerald Elysia

Eastern emerald elyria (Elysia chlorotica) is a species of sea slug

Is that a leaf or an alien? None of those, it's a sea slug, but the leaf choice is partly correct. This sea slug is able to do photosynthesis because it has chlorophyll (got it from the algae it feeds on). It looks very similar to a leaf too - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

8 Basket Star

Basket star is a taxon of brittle stars

"Wow, that's a starfish? " Well, surprisingly it is. Pretty freaky, right? Its arms are like some kind of coral and are used for catching prey - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

9 Spaghetti Worm

(I'm referring to the polychaete worm)

Spaghetti worm is a polychaete worm from the family Terbellidae

Looks like a worm with spaghetti stuck to its face... (but still looks beautiful) - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

10 Coronate Medusa

Coronate medusa (Atolla wyvillei) is a species of deep-sea-dwelling crown jellyfish

Is that just some kind of underwater UFO or is it really a jellyfish? Well, it's a jellyfish. It's a large, red, unique, bioluminescent jellyfish. It uses its bioluminescence to attract predators that's more interested to the animal that attacked the jellyfish than the jellyfish itself, so it can escape. Clever - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

The Contenders

11 Platypus The platypus, also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

A mammal with a soft beak

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