One of them has a nose shaped a bit like a starfish while another possesses eyes the same size as its brain – yet all of these most aesthetically challenged of animals have been created looking a bit different for a reason. Discover the slimy, hairy and downright bizarre side of evolution with these 20 seriously odd-looking creatures.
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With its face resembling a splat of jello, it’s hard to imagine a sadder-looking creature than the blobfish. Yet Psychrolutes marcidus’ muscle-free mass is perfectly adapted to its deep-sea existence off the coast of Australasia.
19. Star-nosed Mole
The star-nosed mole was apparently given a very special sniffer to compensate for its terrible eyesight. Its peculiar nose is made up of 22 fleshy feelers covered with 25,000 microscopic sensory receptors that help the little mole to find its food.