The greater part of us don’t get a handle on the assortment of creatures species that possess the Earth today, and some even get astounded as they discover there’s a creature they haven’t known about previously. Yet, genuinely now – out of 1,367,555 distinguished non-bug creature species that live on Earth today, how would you hope to know each and every one of them? To place it into point of view, consider that this number speaks to just 1% of every single creature specie that at any point lived!
Also known as the Mexican Walking Fish, this amphibious salamander is critically endangered, and nearly went extinct in 2010. They’re weird because they don’t go into metamorphosis like other salamanders: Even adults remain aquatic and gilled. They’re frequently used for research by scientists due to their ability to regenerate limbs. Once a staple of the Aztec diet, they’re now the focus of conservation efforts in Mexico City, where local NGOs are building “Axolotl shelters.”
2 Mata Mata Turtle
This South American freshwater turtle is found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins, primarily in slow-moving streams and swamps where it can stand in shallow water and stretch its nose to the surface to breathe. It’s an unusual, ancient-looking creature that’s clearly made for camouflage. It has a horny snout and flattened, triangle-shaped head that looks like fallen leaves, and a brown/black shell said to resemble bark. Measuring up to 18 inches long and weighing some 30 pounds, it’s a large, triply-looking turtle!
3 Mexican Mole Lizard
This bizarre animal, which is also commonly known as the 5-Toed Worm Lizard, is endemic to Mexico’s Baja California region. Measuring up to 9.4 inches long, it looks like a freaky hybrid– part earthworm, part mole, part salamander. It’s got a blunt head; a slender, ribbed, pink body; and two tiny forelimbs that it uses to dig underground. They live there, close to the surface, and only emerge at night or after heavy rains.
4 Purple frog
The purple frog is the only surviving member of a group of amphibians which evolved 130 million years ago.The purple frog lives in burrows, which can be up to 3.7 metres deep.
5 Pink Fairy Armadillo
The pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) or pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo (mammals of the families Chlamyphoridae and Dasypodidae, recognized by a bony armor shell), first described by R. Harlan in 1825. This desert-adapted animal is endemic to central Argentina and can be found inhabiting sandy plains, dunes, and scrubby grasslands.
The aye-aye is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger
7 The Dumbo Octopus
Species of Grimpoteuthis are assumed to have a worldwide distribution, living in the cold, abyssal depths ranging from 400 to 4,800 metres (13,000 ft). Specimens have been found off the coast of Oregon, The Philippines, Martha's Vineyard, Azores, New Zealand, Australia, California, Papua, and New Guinea. Dumbo octopuses are among the deepest living octopuses known.
8 Naked Mole Rat
The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy[or desert mole rat, is a burrowing rodent closely related to the blesmols, native to parts of East Africa, and is the only species currently classified in the genus Heterocephalus. The genus is classified as being in the family Bathyergidae or in its own family, Heterocephalidae. The naked mole-rat, the Damaraland mole-rat, and Mechow's mole-rat are eusocial mammals, the highest classification of sociality. It has a highly unusual set of physical traits that enable it to thrive in an otherwise harsh underground environment; it is the only mammalian thermoconformer, almost entirely ectothermic (cold-blooded) in how it regulates body temperature.
9 The Gerenuk
The gerenuk Somali: garanuug, also known as the giraffe gazelle, is a long-necked antelope found in the Horn of Africa and the drier parts of East Africa
The dugong is a medium-sized marine mammal. It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of manatees.