Weird-looking creatures plucked from the sea by Russian fisherman might make you sick

Some of the fantastically horrible-looking animals have defied identification as a known species so far.

Roman Fedortsov

A Russian fisherman has dredged up a host of repulsive sea creatures, and graced Twitter with their pictures.

Roman Fedortsov, of Murmansk in north-west Russia, works on a trawler and has got into the habit of taking a snap of some of the uglier finds in the catch.

These include a frilled shark, which has row upon row of inward-curving teeth to grab its prey, what is claimed to be a rare "ghost shark", also known as a chimaera, a bulging-eyed rattail fish and a slew of yet-to-be-identified but all incredibly ugly fish.

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Viewers be warned, the images of sea creatures below nearly made IBTimes UK staff sick.

"People are still arguing... who is this? #fishing #craft #fromthedepths #fish #fishing #who_are_you?"

Fedortsov isn't sure what this beauty is, and asks fellow tweeters for their best guesses.

"Once more about #macrourus. #scales are like sandpaper. #craft #Barents_sea #fish #catch #trawling #photo_from_on-board #fishfactory #trawler"

This fish is thought to be a deep-sea rattail fish. They can range in size from about 10cm to more than a metre long.

"They've begun to occur frequently in the #trawl. #Macrourus #craft #photo_from_on-board #Barents_sea #fish #fishing"
"And here's another live #seafish. The colour is nice. #craft #Barents_sea #fromthedepth"

This starfish - still living at the time the picture was taken - would perhaps win a beauty contest next to the rest of Fedortsov's finds.

"At the request of a friend I'm posting this fish once more. The devil, he's like that)... #fish #craft #Barents_sea #devil #catch"
"Have also caught one of these:)"
"This kind of "toy" for grown-ups:) from the sea bottom. #craft #Barents_sea #cucumber #photo_from_on-board #fishfactory #fishing"
"Moved a little, #wolffish started occurring. #craft #Barents_sea #fish #photo_from_on-board #catch"
"Apart from fish, the #trawl catches this kind of creatures, too. Hope it's not poisonous:) #photo_from_on-board #craft #Barents_sea #trawler #work"
"Have a nice weekend, earth-dwellers)!"
"This same #ray. Another angle. Its wings, by the way, are edible. #craft #Barents_sea #photo_from_on-board #trawler #fishfactory #fish"
"I am watching you! #craft #Barents_sea #ray #trawler #fishing #photo_from_on-board #fish #fishfactory"

A selection of Fedortsov's finds can be viewed on his Flickr page.

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