Not only is it an animal, it's a vertebrate.
god i hate this thing, it's so fascinating but so fucking ugly
it looks really cool in the dark with minimal lighting but if its well lit it looks disgusting
I'm familiar with them.
The little guy from the gif is a toad headed agama, for those curious. Also I'm full of shit, there is a pokemon based on it.
>able to photosynthesize by absorbing chloroplasts from algae
Ediacaran were much weirder.
Wat? The second pic is underwater. So is this one.
OT but some of the Ultra Beasts creeped the hell out of me when first revealed and they still kind of do. They all look weird, but a few just do not look like a Pokemon. They look "wrong". Like a glitchmon you'd accidentally run into on Red or Blue or something from a cursed cartridge. They're just unsettling.
literally a Carlos Cruz-Diez mural
I would argue that vertebrates are objectively more alien speaking of which here's the most uncanny alien thing
Are you trying to say you think horses are creepy?
They're supposed to look like that, after all they're from another dimension.
Pheromosa and Buzzwole are too funny and cute to be scary though.
Horses are so messed up. They look like a creepy muscular cow goat human and are basically just a living car that's absolutely terrified of everything around it and can't even lay down to sleep. I would kill myself if I was a horse.
Nigga they're not vertebrates. They're chordates. They have a dorsal nerve cord but no bony vertebrae.
They make amazing bait for fishing. I have no fucking idea why someone would eat them and you don't want them as a pet either. They smell like diarrhea shit and rotting fish rolled together and left in a garbage heap to ferment. Probably one of the worst things I've ever smelled and I'm the medical profession so that's saying a lot. I've had the smell linger on my hands for days after I've fished with them.
Siphonophores are pretty bizarre, but they're actually colonies of tiny lifeforms as opposed to one big one.
> be highly intelligent animal
> live in a medium that allows for easy long range communication, higher mobility and in some case is basically a soup for said animal
> never need to develop any tools, since there is no need for them
I wished humans lived in a medium similar to water.
Without humans they can't develop further though.
Maybe people will create more advanced means of teaching these animals and that would develop them further.
That would be really cool.
I like dolphins.
I always wanted that there would be other sentinent species on Earth.
>a living rock
>a vertebral nerve without the bones
>it eats its brain after it setteles
>smells like diariah rolled in dead fish let to ferment in a heap of trash
>fish jump on it to eat it. (thats why people cut them in halves
Someone got cursed. God what did he do.
"he creates life from death and death from life"
More of a demon than an alien, but snub-nosed monkeys are definitely not from our world
You should see them when they are mad and also blue
This one is MORE alien than it looks.
>A new genetic analysis shows that roughly 10% of the bdelloids' active genes were pilfered from other species, such as fungi, bacteria, and plants.
>"h-hey can you watch my pet rock for me"
>"BITCH NIGGA ROCKS AIN'T ALIVE"
>slaps it down
These sea slugs are crazy man.
They practice kletoplasty (literally stealing chloroplasts from algae since they can't make their own).
Some sharks are pretty weird. I love sharks.
>The Greenland shark has the longest known lifespan of all vertebrate species.
>In 2016, a study based on 28 specimens that ranged from 81 to 502 cm (2.7–16.5 ft) in length determined by radiocarbon dating that the oldest of the animals that they sampled, which also was the largest, had lived for 392 ± 120 years (a minimum of 272 years and a maximum of 512 years). The authors further concluded that the species reaches sexual maturity at about 150 years of age.
It looks like frieza's spaceship.
You'd think so, because Lantern sharks (which are technically dogfish), Viper sharks included, are deep sea creatures; tiny and bio-luminescent, but they belong to the Etmopteridae family, while Goblins belong to the Mitsukurina family. What's fascinating is that every single genus in the Mitsukurina family is extinct, save for the Goblin shark, making them the last survivor of their family tree. Kinda sad really.
I'm in no way an expert, but from what I understand, they are not related.
>The swell shark uses moonlight to turn itself luminous green, allowing it to blend in and stand out at the same time.
the fucking chew at the end he reminds me of pic related