Why so sad?

This got to be the saddest living thing ever. Look at it, there are no joy at all – not even a twinkle in its eye. But I kind of like it, I like weird animals. It´s awesome how cruel evolution has been in some cases, like the case is with this blobfish.

The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a deep-sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. Inhabiting the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, it is rarely seen by humans.

Blobfish live at depths where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily 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. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front of it.

Blobfish can be caught by bottom trawling with nets as bycatch. Such trawling in the waters off Australia may threaten the blobfish in what may be its only habitat.

The Blobfish is currently facing extinction due to deep-sea fishing

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