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The rarest animals in the world

Some are better known than others, and cause sensations of all kinds. They may seem charming, strange, ugly, pretty, fascinating, or simply unusual. Similarly, many of them belong to endangered species but all of them without exception are rare, rare, rare. Or, what is the same, they will hardly leave you indifferent. Next, in AgroCorrn, we show you a small list of the rarest animals in the world , as peculiar as they are disconcerting. And it is that nature does not stop surprising us!

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Chromodoris lochi

Chromodoris lochi is a type of nudibranch mollusk , belonging to the Chromodorididae family, with a sky blue color that can vary from one specimen to another, until it becomes almost white. Also, as can be seen in the image, the mantle is bordered by continuous or intermittent dark lines. The result is truly spectacular.

They do not have eyes, although they use two tentacles to analyze the environment through contact, in addition to being able to detect lights or shadows. Finally, this mollusk, barely 6 centimeters long, feeds on sponges that inhabit corals and defends itself against potential predators by warning them of its toxicity with its intense colors.

Proboscis monkey

The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is another surprising specimen. As Quevedo would say, there was a primate attached to a nose , on the other hand native to the forests of Borneo. On this occasion, in addition to being large, it is elongated, and we can see this appendix in all its splendor in adult males.

In fact, these dimensions have a utility, specifically to increase its attractiveness. Specifically, the acceptance of females, although it is also a mechanism to combat excess body heat in these arboreal animals.

They also manage to do it by bathing they are good swimmers. It is an endangered species, which humans have put and continues to put against the ropes. As so often happens, hunting and the loss of its habitat.

Water bear

The water bear is a tardigrade, an animal species of the ecdysozoa family. They are microscopic invertebrates, barely 0.5 millimeters in size when they reach adults, since before they were only 0.05 millimeters long. Beyond its strange appearance, it is gaining popularity for its resistance even in extreme conditions.

Saola or Ox by Vu Quang

The Vu Quang or Saola ox is a very beautiful species, showing that rarity is not incompatible with beauty. In this case, the Asian Unicorn, the name by which this mammal that lives in the mountains of Vietnam is also known, which lives in small groups to protect itself from predators and find food. Currently, it is in serious danger of extinction

Star-nosed mole

The star-nosed mole or bermudez mole (Condylura cristata) is a species of soricomorphic mammal of the Talpidae family. Seeing it is not being able to stop looking at it, looking for where the trick is or, without going any further, the head that should accompany that body and such developed claws.

Have it, it does, but not in a conventional way. Measuring 20 centimeters long and weighing around 56 grams, this extremely rare animal has around 22 sensitive tentacles at the end of its snout, ideal for capturing insects.

Stocky squid

The bottom of the sea holds many secrets, no doubt, but it is hard to imagine that one of them is that funny, and even nice. Like something out of a Disney cartoon, this Rossia pacifica cephalopod , dubbed the Squid Squid likes to hide under the sand and is around 11 centimeters tall. His expressive eyes and his overall appearance is indescribable.

The goblin shark

This fish known as the goblin shark lives in many oceans, but it is little known because it lives in deep waters and, therefore, there are still many unknowns around it. As a species (Mitsukurina owstoni) it was discovered off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, in 1998.

The fisherman who found it named it tenguzame, which is Japanese for goblin shark. It has the peculiarity of changing color out of the water , actually being white. It measures between 2 and 6 meters and can reach a whopping 700 kilograms.

The blobfish

The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a species of scorpion fish that for many has earned the title of ugliest animal on its own merits. But not only that, because being so weird, weird, very strange and having that sad air has made him differentiate himself from the rest, to the point of having caught the attention of the Society for the Preservation of Animals.

This NGO tries to protect it from extinction by spreading its viral image in order to raise awareness and raise funds to do so. Its jelly-like appearance, on the other hand, is due to your body’s need to overcome the extreme pressure of deep waters.

Malay bear

The appearance of the Malayan bear (Helarctos malayanus) can be considered normal as long as it does not open its mouth. It is then that we discover, oh, surprise! That their language is one of the most popular.

tongue that looks more like the thread of a yo-yo makes it clear to what extent the bonelessness of this bear that lives in the tropical forests of Sumatra, Borneo, Indochina, Malacca or Burma is noteworthy. Curiously, the size of the animal is small, and also record-breaking, because it is the smallest bear in the world.

Logically, leaving aside bears like the water bear, whose name is a simple coincidence. By the way, that long tongue has a reason, and this is none other than to facilitate the feeding of its owner, since it allows it to feed on honey and insects.

Finally, beyond the visual oddity, it is important to take into account another type of irregularity, this time related to evolutionary differentiation. It is a concept that tells us about the genetic information that, if lost due to the extinction of the species, would mean a definitive loss when it comes to evolutionarily unique animals. This is the case of the aardvark, ostrich, nightjar, podargos, picozapat or, for example, the South American guácharo. According to a Yale University study published in Current Biology (2014), protecting these species should be a priority.

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