What do blobfish eat?

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What do blobfish eat?

Deep Sea Creatures

Psychrolutes marcidus is the scientific name for the blobfish. It is a deep sea creature considered to be endangered. It was voted mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which basically implies it's 'the world's least attractive animal'.

Answer and Explanation:

Blobfish are deep sea creatures with no skeletons or muscles. They don't even have swim bladders or air sac bodies to help them move around and float.

Due to its minimal mobility, the blobfish is not a skilled hunter. Instead, it waits patiently for its prey.

The blobfish's diet consists of microscopic bacteria and invertebrates. Examples of its food are:

  1. Small crabs
  2. Sea pens (Found on sea beds, they resemble antique quill pens)
  3. Sea urchins (They look like spiky balls.)
  4. mollusk (Looks like a tiny snail in the sea)
  5. Worms
  6. Shellfish

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Blobfish Facts: Lesson for Kids

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Chapter 4 / Lesson 94
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This lesson will discuss blobfish, including where they live and what they eat. You'll also learn other interesting facts about the blobfish, then test your knowledge with a short quiz.


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