1: Blobfish are endangered.
2: Blobfish live in deep cold water at depths close to 4,000 feet.
3: The Lifespan of a Blobfish Is Unknown.
4: Blobfish can reach 12 inches in length.
5: Females lay thousands of pink eggs on the ocean floor.
6: Blobfish are carnivores. Their diet is based on crustaceans, sea urchins, shellfish and sea pens.
7: Blobfish live on the seafloor and occasionally end up caught in the trawling nets, which is always fatal for blobfish (they die the moment they are taken out of the water due to rapid change of pressure).
8: The oldest blobfish ever found was 130 years old.
9: Blobfish don’t have a swim bladder. A swim bladder is a internal gas-filled organ that is used to control their buoyancy.
10: Blobfish live in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.
11: Blobfish will remain still almost their entire lives. They are only likely to move if there might be food nearby. Some blobfish might actually starve to death because food might be too scarce in the area where they are.
12: The materials that they are made out of are just a bit lighter than water, which allows them to float a bit above the seafloor.
13: There are only about 420 blobfish left in the world.
14: Blobfish do not have teeth and cannot bite you.
15: The average weight of a blobfish is about 20 pounds.
Story by Isabella Baker