This creature leaves nothing to the naked eye and lives incredibly deep into the ocean. This weird sea cucumber can be found at 16,400 feet down. Those little teeth at the bottom are what the enypniastes uses to get food from the ocean floor.
The deep sea is filled with all kinds of long, sleek creatures. Cusk eels are one of them, although the ones found in the Mariana Trench are different. This one has a strangely shaped head - a sign of a new species, perhaps.
Like the terrestrial version, these little guys are pudgy, short-limbed, and pink. Like most pigs, they also get their food by picking through the mud, it's just in this case the mud is thousands of feet underwater. The one big difference sea pigs have are their antennae-like protrusions on the top of their body.
The bizarre claws of this lobster are long, which are useful in its digging. They make large burrows on the trench floor and then wait with their heads outward. From this position, they ambush their prey.
The worm gets its name from the way its proboscis and collar look combined. The proboscis is the part that eats up the sediment for nutrients and microbes. Like most worms, it can't see but the receptors can take in chemicals and light.
The first thing that gives this fish its name is how thin it is. Then there's its body color — the silver hue makes it look like a hatchet. What keeps it going in the darkness of the deep is its bioluminescent properties.
Who would have thought a sponge could be a carnivore? That's the case with this one. You can find it past 9000 feet, and those sponges have tiny hooks. They catch nearby creatures and let the cells in the sponge digest them.