Blob Fish

The Blob fish is a type of fish found off the coast of Australia and Tasmania but don’t expect to see one on your holidays as they are extremely rare to come by. The reason the Blob fish is so rare is that they live very deep down in the sea, literally just off of the sea bed. The Blob fish are found at a depth of around 800 meters which would make life impossible for most fish as at that depth the pressure is roughly eighty times more than at sea level. The reason that the Blob fish can survive at such a depth is also what gives it such a unique look (some would say ugly), foregoing a gas bladder (found in most fish to keep them buoyant) the Blob fish is almost entirely comprised of gelatinous substance, this keeps the Blob fish from sinking as the density of the goo is less than that of then sea where they are found.

Blob fish out of water
Blob fish out of water

Blob fish out of water

As the Blob fish is comprised of a gelatinous substance they actually have no muscles at all and they just float in the same spot most of the time waiting for their next meal. Scientific research has explained that the main diet of the Blob fish is that of sea urchins and mollusks. The Blob fish will literally float in place waiting for a meal to come by with little or no effort exerted in hunting prey, this leads to in-frequent meals which works fine for the Blob fish as sustenance isn’t needed in a large level as the Blob fish devotes almost of its time to floating stationary, its because of this behavior that the Blob fish has been branded ‘lazy’.

The female Blob fish lays thousands of eggs at once and unlike a lot of fish the Blob fish will actually stay with her eggs, floating above as usual of in some cases literally sitting on the eggs. The Blob fish nesting habits are interesting as its not uncommon to find groups of Blob fish nesting together with one females eggs sometimes right next to another females. Its not known whether this behavior is strategic of whether it is just a result of their ‘lazy’ nature.

Blob fish underwater
Blob fish underwater

Blob fish underwater

When under water the Blob fish has an comical, almost human looking face however if taken out of water the Blob fish will die after a short while and is gelatinous body will dry out and shrivel no longer resembling the typical way people think of Blob fish. Currently the survivability of Blob fish is being investigated as it is becoming to common an occurrence of fishermen catching Blob fish by mistake and of course severely lessening their chances of survival.

  • caitlin

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww but ineed to no more abut it for my project lik how it takes care of its offspring how it survives and about its population

  • brianna

    dude what is up with this fish. it looks like it just got its skin burnt off. well i think iam going to have nightmears tonight……

  • carrie

    ok, we have to remember that the blobfish is accostomed to a habitat of extreme pressure….when you pull it out of its habitat up to sea level where the pressure is significantly lower… the poor fish is going to expand…and get bloated….probably thats why the skin has ruptured… its basically exploding. It cannot survive in an environment of such low pressures, the same way humans would be crushed to death in an environment of extreme pressure.
    Check out hte pic of hte blobfish in its natural environment… looks practically like a a reuglar fish…

  • Minnie81

    The top one looks like it’s been skinned already!!

  • Dick

    Does the blob fish really lose skin or is it photo shopped?
    just wanted to no because my friend is doing a science project on this thing
    and he tells me that it skins it’s self?
    i find that messed up…

  • Kennichu

    The top one looks rather discusting. But it is still interesting. :)

  • Blob-fish-owner

    Blob fishes own and rock

  • Blob-fish-owner

    whoo blobfish own

  • i love the blobfish

    the blobfish rock. we love the blobfish

  • JOE

    Blobfish are so pretty

  • LUCI33 X

    Blob Fish are cute lol x

  • fatypacker

    Coool i love that fish

  • Ally

    Oh my goodness this fish is creepy!!! I think that some of them pictures on the web are fake. I mean really, I may be from Teenessee but I think that there is a little more reality than what this people are saying about this so called “Blob Fish” all I’m going to say is that, don’t be fooled by this thing that people call a fish. WOW!!!

  • landon

    that fish is ugly.

  • Manderz.

    HAH! Gotta love this fish :)

  • Conner

    These fishes are only ugly out of the water compare a ugly one out of the water to one in the water Blobfish and Blob Scuplin are kinda cool looking in the water i mean if u just see a photo go see one in california urself and u will decide of how they look like.

  • olga

    i think this fish is freakin ugly its an ugly jellyfish

  • sam

    wt* this is really ugly but still i too need more info please i know that this fish looks really sad and all this and that you probably don’t want to make a reshearch on it because i make you feel guilty to take advantage of a sad creature like this but plz

  • Megan

    Can anyone help me with a report? I need to know the life span of a Blobfish, how it reproduces and cares for it’s young. Also, any cool facts not listed here.


  • Megan

    Can anyone help me with a report, like what is the life span, how does a Blobfish reproduce and take care of it’s young?


  • Brenden

    Wow, that is indeed an ugly fish! You know what, I am doing a report on it for school.I have to. the fish looks naked! What did you do shave it to the sore.

  • frog_lover

    I wonder how that fish stays alive, its really cool!

  • cturtle

    that fish is AWESOME

  • Janny

    Hmm, looks a bit cruel, something is happening to that skin.

  • Eatty

    AWW ITS SO CUTE <3 i love this little guy he is so awesome and so so so so so cute!

  • Courtney


  • bethany

    this is the most discusting fish ever

  • T.H.E D.A.Z

    Did you know that blobfish actually are the world’s most ugliest fish? I think you know that already.

  • sav

    well i think that this is a great and awesome fish. if i could buy one i would

  • barrah

    honestly out of the water it looks like a genetic human and fish experiment it just looks like it is going to say something. like put me back!

  • Matthew

    dude that fish is off the shizay!!!!

  • Ethel Monroe

    I think this is the most beautiful creature in the history of the world other than myself(:

  • thelillyboat

    ewww grosssssss nasty but every kool awesome but werid!!!!

  • yo yo ma

    I think blobfish are stylish I love blobfish

  • jimmy


  • dani

    thanks for the info for my report this will definatly get me an A

  • Crazy Cheese

    The Blobfish is amzing!

  • haley

    that thing is so ugly but cool lol!

  • yvette

    i think the thing is cool to but weird

  • katie boo

    the first one is one of the least nasty ones ive seen because i’ve seen a lot of them.

  • Marie

    this may truly be a fish if i look at the fish taken when it is in the water but when it gets up it looks like it is a fake fish. Like if some child have been playing with playdoo that is pink and made a face with eyes and a big potatoe nose. maybe just pure unluck or the fish is a fake. it looks weird.
    but it can also be a real as i said in the first place :P. the picture i saw was this one i will paste the picture’s adress

    then you understand my first thought it looks fake. i mean it even reminds of a human face with a potatoe nose and a bigmouth. (poor fish and bad human who did this *irony* and a joke even if it was a bad one ^^). :S bleeeeh. *shivers down my spine* well let the scientists decide how real it is :D i am still curious about it, it looks so ugly i can’t stop looking at it XD.
    well hope to read some more info on the fish later on, wintry greetings from a curious swedish who wanna know everything about it not only where it lives but why and how it makes offspring, what it eats and yeah Everything!

  • goedel

    how cute are you? lol

  • Molly

    BlobFish are very interesting if you think about it! What I dont get it that you would post picture of a BlobFish out of water! You can also see that it was a female, because eggs r on top!!

  • Olivia Bristol

    How do the photographers survive taking those pics!!!!

  • Nathan

    oh bolbfish they look like a BIG booger!! :) oh ya one time at Band Camp a guy hit me with a Flute !! hahaha.

  • Amber

    The Blobfish is not ugly. Creepier/uglier ones:

    Hagfish in action:

  • pessu

    awesome, its discusting yet kool, can it move?

  • george

    join the save the blob fish on facebook

  • valisa

    you rock man blobfish are cute and we need to save em

  • blobfish_lover

    they are so cute!

  • Justhink

    Those things mate. Wow. How?

  • jazz

    we know that the blob fish is ugly but how does it defend it’s self? does it just swim away or does it use its face to scare off the enemy?

  • Paul Eiler

    Interesting and informative. But, please learn to use comprise and compose correctly. The rules are as follows. The parts compose the whole, the whole comprises the parts. Or, the elements compose the set, the set comprises the elements. “Comprised of” is always wrong, composed of would have been correct. E.g.: The yarn is composed of cotton, nylon, and acrylic. The family comprises four genera and 12 species. Senile individuals compose the entire remaining population.

  • mr. blobfish

    I am very disappointed in those of u who called me ugly. And don’t make fun of my shedding skin. U make me sad.

  • shelby

    well they look sad and lazy but can they really start moving up on the food chain and start coming out of our sink faucets and shower heads? if so im going to start bathing with wet wipes and drink more soft drinks….

  • justin

    OMG! it looks like my neighbor! yet, kinder.

    well very informative i didn’t know anything but its name before i read it

  • daniela

    ewww thats gross

  • sarah

    grossed out

  • Mandy

    EWWWWWW!!!! its disuting and ugly i hope i never see one in real life!

  • Sexy Chick

    haha I’m doing a project on this thing :)
    well that’s very interesting i don’t think they skin them selves!

  • Emily

    awww it looks sweet!! :D

  • blob fish rule

    I know right! But there so, so, so, so BLOBBY! Hehe. I love blob fish.

  • Meghan

    I love them. THERE SO CUTE!

  • lastia

    i am also doning a project on the blob and eveybody at school huddels around my desk staring at pictures of it and learning weird facts about it too and my bff told me that its so ugly its cute which is oddly ture

  • lastia

    well thanks now I’m afraid to take a shower tomorrow morning or drink water a geez just eew because just ewww and better dig out my perfume and dry hair shampoo

  • unz

    hey where did you get your information. please help doing a science project. thanks inadvance. unz

  • flomby

    you are a moron….learn proper english please

  • jesse

    i like your fish its so awsome its cool looking fish

  • a person

    it is a fish and stop useing boring words

  • Dotson

    wow. this extraordinary fish had me and my friend rollin laughin! i want one! just so i can laugh EVERY SECOND, hahahahaha! :)

  • ttf

    that fish is so cool, i want one of those

  • Amy

    I seen this fish on YouTube and thought it was a fake. Guess not. I think it’s so cute! How can someone say its ugly? It looks just like a human!

  • mark

    does anyone know the intellegence leval of the blob fish? a very curious looking fish…..

  • Alex

    The face could almost be described as human

  • Ricky

    How does it look cruel?

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  • Damoaow

    Can anyone please tell me when this fish became “endangered/Extinct” if it indeed did?

  • lim yong jie

    can any body tell me that this fish are extinct

  • Carol Radsprecher

    The blob fish is SO cute! I saw a blob fish portrait in Tuesday’s New York Times (August 10), and I’m in love with it, in a manner of speaking, of course. I had never known about it until then.

  • Carool

    Well, it’s ONE of the most beautiful/ugly creatures, anyway.

  • Pizazz

    It doesn’t have anything to defend itself. Blob fish live in the deep sea, Which has extreme pressure. Probably if a fish goes down there, it would explode..Like this. Kaboom. Blood.splat

  • DeeJayy Estrada(:

    OhhEmmGee!! That is soo ewwy!! Blehh.. But it does look nice and squishy!! Ahaha(:

  • Blobfish Rule

    Blobfish rock

  • 1234567890

    oarfish rule!

  • Toni


  • po

    Thanks Im doing a report on this

  • Emma

    The Blob fish is dso sexy!!!!!!!!

  • urname22

    no its just how it looks when decapitated and freshly tooken out of the water p.s I know iam late on this but just to let everybody know

  • Vincent

    the blob fish is so cute i want to marry one!

  • matthew

    it`s so freaken ugly that if i saw it in real life i`ll probably throwup all over my grandma

  • heather pupp

    yes its facts are amazing and it looks good on my report

  • faefad

    dont be mean. people killed it and skinned it. the poele who did this are inhuman

  • Jrm Buter

    That is gross

  • Jjrgjnvjrnv

    not extinct

  • Momsbutton1996

    I love It! I wish i was a Blob Flish. Yall should check out the Longhorn Cowfish! Its great :)

  • Blobfish

    I can’t help but think it looks like Abe Vigoda.

  • Natalie

    its so freakin adorable i want to kiss it. i want one as a pet. well if the blobfish saw you, it would throwup all over you matthew!!!!!

  • Criss

    They are very cool it looks like it squishy. How do people think it is cute it is so weird looking. I think it has no bones either.

  • Chez

    Omg!! this thing reminds me of my bro look just like him!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blobluver

    Me 2!!!!!! heehee!!!

  • prettyLINCY

    thats gross! lol its so wierd how they look like people but yet they are still the most UGLIEST creatures alive

  • Jpc8495

    (Say in a western Accent) This is like the fish of the world. It looks like a grandpa

  • Bill

    I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy.


  • haha guy

    I think it looks funny hahaha

  • Jennifire25


  • Kimberlycallejas1999

    this animal is very disgusting but it is very interesting

  • Dfsgoifj

    you suck this is my favorite animal i would kiss one if i could

  • Jennifire25


  • Deer11

    i am at school and it is my topic help me

  • Sam

    that was a good on natalie!!

  • Sam

    that was a good on natalie!!

  • Abderrahmane Ghailani

    me too!! really!!
    my teacher imposed that on me!!!

  • Abderrahmane Ghailani

    lol!! this is crazy!!!!!!! luckily i didnt get stuck wid da shoebill as my report!!

  • OpTic Predator

    i have one as a pet and it ate my cat :”’(

  • Vivian

    It’s actually kinda cute. (:


    your a big fat meanie head, butt hole!!!!! >:-(

  • Bailey

    omg this looks like my friend rachel

  • tbvolcomskater

    some people say that this fish is the fish used in theMcDonalds filet-o-fish, do you think thats true?

  • Apple911

    If there was an award for world’s ugliest creature this poor fellow just got nominated! :)

  • apple

    If there was an award for world’s ugliest creature this poor fellow just got nominated!

  • Brownie

    lol but they look like us

  • David Cox

    Looks close to my question, but what I’m looking for has no eyes nor mouth, and will stick to the side of the aquarium like a snail, anemone, or starfish. Almost resembles an organ of the human body like the heart or liver and when touched will expand. When untouched will release back to normal size. Then when ready to move it will glide across the tank to a new spot. Some say it has “spanish” in the name; it is also more like an invert’ as it is mostly a filter feeder.

  • Neha Fatima

    what is author’s name?

  • [email protected]

    this is crazy!!! I never knew that such creatures existed. its amazing how they look like humans just so UGLY!!!

  • I-like-blob-fish

    i like him :) i think i will do my report on how interesting he is yeah i like him :) lol

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  • christian

    I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy.

  • Anonymous

    Most ugliest creatures alive? Apparently you’ve never been to the Southeastern region of the USA and witnessed the plethora of fatty humans waddling around. They give the blob fish serious competition.

  • Ben

    Jeez that’s ugly

  • WOahhhh___!23

    So ugly

  • WOahhhh___!23

    It looks kinda llike my mom

  • mason

    it look like my friend named mattew

  • Alex

    I need to save this poor creature ! NO MATTER WHAT! They are endangered!

  • bob

    there was and he won lol

  • Mya Burkelick

    These comments are really mean

  • Lexy

    i think he looks like a scary human faced thing?

  • Lexy

    is a blobfish a mammal

  • Melissa Songer

    Now I know where Ziggy got his good looks.

  • Jasmine Sanchez

    tf i was soooo ready for lunch but i dont think i can eat now wth did u have to be soooo fugly

  • Jasmine Sanchez

    how in the hell is that cute

  • Jazmin Hinojosa Perez

    bro this thing is ugly lol what will yall do if u went to the beach and it started sucking your hand ewww

  • Jazmin Hinojosa Perez

    hell no

  • Jasmine Sanchez

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