We know that there are some creepy and crazy-looking lifeforms down at the bottom of the sea, with many still thought to be undiscovered.

Scientists recently released images of the Mariana snailfish (scientific name:Pseudoliparis swirei), which is the deepest fish ever captured. It lives in the Mariana Trench, which is believed to be the deepest spot on the surface of the Earth.

It's not exactly the cutest creature we've ever seen, looking a little like a bit of uncooked chicken.

These fish were found at a whopping 26,200 feet below the water's surface!

Mackenzie Gerringer/University of Washington, University of Hawaii

“They don’t look very robust or strong for living in such an extreme environment, but they are extremely successful,” explained Mackenzie Gerringer, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington. Check out the video below to see some of these weird-looking fish in motion.


The researchers are still studying the animal to try and figure how it survives in such tough conditions. They do know how it manages to feed though, using a kind of sucking technique to inhale shrimp and little crustaceans that happen to be floating by.

Below, just to creep you out even more, we've included some scary CT scan images of the fish! Enjoy.

Photo: Adam Summers/University of Washington

Photo: Adam Summers/University of Washington

Photo: Adam Summers/University of Washington