Pay attention, Syfy original movies gang and indie kaiju filmmakers. These are the animals we want to see in your next flick, eating cities and whirling trains around like nunchucks. They may come from the real world, but they look like they've already gotten the Roger Corman treatment.

Water bear, or Tardigrade

(via Fairfax County Public Schools and imgur)

Glaucus atlanticus, also known as the sea swallow or blue dragon

(via Sylke Rohrlach and Kehan Herman)

Sea lamprey, vampires of the waterworld

(via NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)

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Panda ant, a wingless wasp

(via Chris Lukhaup)

A male tufted deer, with fang-like canines

(via Wikimedia Commons)

The pink fairy armadillo (also known as pichiciego)

(via TED Conference)

The humpback anglerfish or common black devil (Melanocetus johnsonii, females are up to 20 cm or 8 in long)

(via Allan Bruce)

Goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni, between 3 and 4 meters or 10-13 ft)


(via Dianne Bray/Museum Victoria 1 - 2 and Wikimedia Commons)

The star-nosed mole

(via gordonramsaysubmissions)

The peacock mantis shrimp

(via Klaus Stiefel and Elias Lewy)

The walking handfish

(via CSIRO)