Apr 21, 2014

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6 Odd and Strange Living Organism which look like Alien

OH MAH GOD!!! These will be your words when you will go through the pictures given below. Every time we try to introduce you to the most amazing and surprising things in this unique world which is full of lots of surprises and shocks. This time we have collected some pictures of some very odd and strange-looking living organism. These organism look like aliens.

I am calling them alien because it is exactly the way these living organism look like. It seems like they do not belong to this world and have come from some other planet or world. For this we should thank to god for giving us a chance to enjoy the scenes of his beautiful creation and having sheer pleasure in watching them.

These organisms are found very rarely and in some very rear jungles and under water. So if you get to see them somewhere in reality just do not feel like you have seen some alien or something else, they are also the part of this unique creation of god called world. But do not lose hope if you do not get to see them because we have collected these amazing pictures for you from all over the net just to give you extreme pleasure of enjoying beauty of nature. Have fun.

The Basket Stinkhorn

A weird fungus that looks like it should be growing on an alien planet somewhere. Originating in Europe, the basket stinkhorn can grow up to 20 cm tall and, like other fungi, feeds on decaying woody plant material – which is why it can be found at the base of trees. It gets its stinkhorn name from the amazingly horrible smell it produces to attracts flies. These flies than propagate the fungus’s spores, enabling it to spread.

This fungus gets its weird, alien appearance from the way it grows. Once it is established, the basket stinkhorn grows a series of spongy arms that entwine in a completely random manner to give it its unique look. Once fully grown there are usually between 80 and 120 holes in the mesh, allowing flies and other insects access to the fungi spores.

The Basket Stinkhorn

The Basket Stinkhorn

The Passion Fruit Flower

It’s not just fish and insects that can look a little alien. Plants, too, can sometimes seem like something from science fiction. Take the passion fruit flower. Most of us are familiar with passion fruit – these days it’s added to everything from fruit juices to ice cream. Something we may not be so well acquainted with, however, is the plant it grows on.

The plant itself is actually a vine, which grows vigorously and will cling to almost any surface with its small tendrils. The flower is fairly small (5-7.5 cm wide) and is best pollinated by bees: because the pollen is quite thick and sticky, wind pollination is ineffective. As well as its strange protrusions, strong blue and purple colours epitomise the flower, making it a striking plant to come across.

The Passion Fruit Flower

The Passion Fruit Flower

The Japanese Spider Crab

The Japanese spider crab , Macrocheira kaempferi, is a species of marine crab that lives in the waters around Japan. It has the largest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 3.8 metres (12 ft) and weighing up to 41 pounds (19 kg). It is the subject of small-scale fishery.

The Japanese spider crab has the greatest leg span of any arthropod, reaching 3.8 metres (12 ft) from claw to claw. The body may grow to a size of 40 centimetres or 16 inches and the whole crab can weigh up to 41 pounds (19 kg).It is the males which have the longest chelipeds; females have much shorter chelipeds, which are shorter than the following pair of legs.

Apart from its outstanding size, the Japanese spider crab differs from other crabs in a number of ways. The first pleopods of males are unusually twisted, and its larvae appear primitive. The crab is orange, with white spots along the legs. It is reported to have a gentle disposition “in spite of its ferocious appearance”

The Japanese Spider Crab

The Japanese Spider Crab

Jerusalem cricket

Jerusalem crickets are a group of large, flightless insects of the genus Stenopelmatus. They are native to the western United States and parts of Mexico. In California, the Jerusalem cricket is often referred to as a “potato bug”.

Despite their names, Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets, as they belong to the family Stenopelmatidae while the latter belong to the family Gryllidae; they are not native to Jerusalem, and they do not prefer potatoes for food. These nocturnal insects use their strong mandibles to feed primarily on dead organic matter but can also eat other insects.Their highly adapted feet are used for burrowing beneath moist soil to feed on decaying root plants and tubers.

The Potato Bug

The Potato Bug

The Harlequin Shrimp

Hymenocera picta, commonly known as the harlequin shrimp, is a species of saltwater shrimp found at coral reefs in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans. It is usually considered the only species in the genus Hymenocera, but some split it into two species: H. picta from the central and east Pacific where the spots are deep pinkish-purple with a yellow edge, and H. elegans from the Indian Ocean and west Pacific where the spots are more brownish and have a blue edge.

They reach about 5 centimetres (2.0 in) in length, live in pairs and feed exclusively on starfish,including crown-of-thorns starfish. It does seem to prefer smaller, more sedentary starfish, but as these generally are not sufficiently numerous for its needs, it commonly will attack Acanthaster, both reducing its consumption of coral while under attack, and killing it within a few days.

The Harlequin Shrimp

The Harlequin Shrimp

 The Eagle Ray
The eagle rays are a group of cartilaginous fishes in the family Myliobatidae, consisting mostly of large species living in the open ocean rather than on the sea bottom.

Eagle rays feed on mollusks and crustaceans, crushing their shells with their flattened teeth, while devil and manta rays filter plankton from the water. They are excellent swimmers and are able to breach the water up to several meters above the surface. Compared with other rays, they have long tails, and well-defined rhomboidal bodies. They are ovoviviparous, giving birth to up to six young at a time. They range from 48 centimeters (19 in) to 9.1 meters (30 ft) in length.

The Eagle Ray

The Eagle Ray

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3 Responses to 6 Odd and Strange Living Organism which look like Alien

  1. Eric says:

    Cool pics. Those stinkhorn mushrooms can look really weird and really different from one another – we have them in Indiana. If you like strange nature facts and other interesting information, I have a list of strange but true facts here: http://daisybrain.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/its-a-fact/

  2. skitzzz says:

    What about Adalia Rose? -_-

  3. vishnu bl says:

    Amazing & Unbelivable

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