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Random Most Terrifying Creatures Found In The Amazon River

    Candirus

    Candirus

    [ranking: 4]
    The candiru is a type of parasitic fish that lives in the basins of the Amazon River. It's small, typically just a few millimeters in length. What makes it so frightening is the way it feeds. It inserts itself into the gills of a much larger fish, then digs in.
    This shouldn't concern you - except for the story about candirus tending to insert themselves in swimmers' bodily orifices. There's only one documented case of this happening, but it's the stuff of nightmares nonetheless.

    Arapaima Gigas

    Arapaima Gigas

    [ranking: 12]
    The arapaima gigas is a massive fish that lives within the basins of the Amazon River and neighboring swamps and lakes. As one of the biggest fish in the world, it can reach lengths of up to nine feet long and weigh a staggering 440 pounds. But perhaps the creepiest thing about this fish is what it breathes: air.
    Since the fish spends so much time near the water's surface, it has developed a taste for birds that get close to shore. Its exceptional strength and powerful jaws make taking down prey a breeze, and its tough, scaly armor protects it from almost any threat in the water.

    Payaras

    Payaras

    [ranking: 11]
    The payara is known as the vampire fish, and for good reason: it has a huge mouth studded with fangs that can reach up to six inches long. Though there is some debate about the maximum size this fish can reach, researchers believe they can grow to almost four feet in length.
    Don't worry, though - they pose no threat to humans. Those fangs are exclusively used to impale smaller fish.

    Mata Mata Turtles

    Mata Mata Turtles

    [ranking: 15]
    The mata mata turtle spends almost its entire life in the water, only emerging on occasion to lay eggs. It's the sole surviving member of its genus, with an appearance that more closely resembles a dinosaur than a modern turtle. It can survive for up to 75 years and reach up to two feet in length.
    So what makes this turtle scary? It has a spooky way of eating: it creates a vacuum in its mouth that sucks in passing fish.

    Electric Eels

    Electric Eels

    [ranking: 8]
    Though it's commonly known as the electric eel, this fearsome creature is actually a knifefish. Due to its distinctive physiology, it is capable of producing electricity from its organs. This electric shock can reach intensities of up to 600 volts for several milliseconds. While this can't kill you, it can deliver as much pain as a stun gun and cause a numbing sensation.
    And this eel can grow up to eight feet long. It's definitely not an animal you would want to come across.

    Pacus

    Pacus

    [ranking: 13]
    The pacu is a type of fish closely related to the piranha, though it grows to a far greater size. But the real nightmares begin with its mouth. Its chompers bear an uncanny resemblance to human teeth. Those pearly whites are there for a reason: the fish is an omnivore, so it often chows down on tough food, including nuts.
    Pacus aren't necessarily aggressive, but their teeth can cause an uncomfortable amount of pain.

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The Amazon River and its surrounding rainforest are home to some of the most diverse lifeforms on Earth. As one of the longest rivers in the world, the Amazon offers a rich habitat for a wide range of creatures. Some are exquisitely beautiful, while others are undeniably creepy. Many Amazonian species have evolved in ways that make them completely terrifying.

These weird Amazonian animals can be scary for all kinds of reasons. Some look as if they have crawled straight out of a nightmare, such as the Amazonian giant centipede. Others, like the black caiman, are dangerous predators capable of maiming anything they encounter. Then there are the animals that look harmless, but are actually killing machines that should be avoided at all costs. That giant otter may look adorable, but it's as fierce as any sharp-toothed carnivore.

Wondering what animals live in the Amazon? The answers may spook you. Animals wreak havoc all over the globe, but those unique to the Amazon River are especially scary. Check out the Amazon's most fascinating and downright alarming animals.

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