Jun 18, 2024, 02:29 AM IST

7 animals that live in deep ocean

Pavan Naidu

The deep sea is home to some unique and fascinating creatures. From the depths of the ocean, these animals have remarkable adaptations to survive in these extreme conditions.

Here are seven creatures that are adapted to survive in the deep ocean.

Known for its elusive nature, the giant squid is a creature that lives in deep sea, at depths between 1,000 feet and about 2,000 feet

Giant Squid

The gulper eel, also known as the pelican eel, has a distensible stomach that allows it to swallow prey much larger than itself. They can be spotted in deep waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean from 6500 to 10,000 feet (2000-3000 m) below the sea surface.

Gulper Eel

The vampire squid can also survive in the deep sea. With its unique webbed arms, this enigmatic creature navigates the ocean depths with grace and elegance.

Vampire Squid

Dumbo octopus are the deepest living of all octopus species. They live at depths of 3000 to 4000 m (9800 to 13000 ft), with some living as deep as 7,000 m (23000 ft) below sea level.

Dumbo Octopus

The anglerfish is a master of deception in the deep sea. This cunning predator attracts unsuspecting prey with its glowing appendage before striking with lightning speed.


The blobfish is a peculiar deep-sea fish known for its squishy appearance. Despite its unassuming looks, this creature plays a vital role in the ecosystem of the deep sea.


With its sharp teeth, the deep-sea dragonfish is a formidable predator of the ocean depths. 

Deep-Sea Dragonfish