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Bizarre sea creatures pose in pictures

Fisherman Roman Fedortsov catches some terrifying-looking marine creatures in his net -- and posts pictures of them on Twitter and Instagram.

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1 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Oh, heeeeeey!

This deep-sea skate almost looks like it's singing a song to fisherman Roman Fedortsov, who took this photo and posted it to Instagram. But that's not a face, only nostrils and a mouth.

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2 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Basket stars or fried seafood appetizer?

The Latin name of this basket star, Gorgonocephalus arcticus, translates to "dreaded head" like that of the Greek monster Gorgon. Here are two of them on top of one another.

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3 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Say cheese!

This eel-like toothsome shark species called the frilled shark has so many teeth it's hard not to have nightmares while staring into its mouth. Fisherman Roman Fedortsov posts photos of creatures he catches in his net to his Twitter feed and Instagram account.

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4 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Sea centipede?

Roman Fedortsov works on a fishing trawler in Murmansk, Russia, and regularly comes in contact with odd-looking deep-sea dwellers. For fun, he posts pictures of them on social media.

Is it just us or does this centipede-like sea creature seem to be giving the evil eye?

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5 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Sea spiders are thankfully only in the ocean

They look like spiders, but sea spiders aren't true arachnids. They're considered primitive marine arthropods called pycnogonids. Sea spiders are carnivorous and eat mostly worms, jellyfish and sponges. So far humans aren't on their menu.

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6 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Jeepers, creepers! Where'd ya get those peepers?

This unusual fish photographed by fisherman Roman Fedortsov appears to have big lips and bulging eyes. That's quite a smile smile.

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7 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Beware of the ghost shark

Most chimaeras use their venomous spines in the front of their dorsal fins as a defense mechanism. So don't touch!

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8 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Why so crabby?

This bizarre crustacean looks like a wise master, or maybe at least a tasty master.

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9 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Spiny fish or deep sea dragon?

This spiny deep-sea fish almost looks like it would feel right at home in the waters of "Game of Thrones." "The mother of dragons?" fisherman Roman Fedortsov captioned this photo.

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10 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Fantasy film creature or dinner?

A deep-sea fish or a character from director Guillermo del Toro's film "Pan's Labyrinth?"

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11 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Sea urchin or Eye of Sauron?

This purple sea urchin shows off its teeth and dangerous-looking spines.

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12 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Wish upon a star fish

"Another star from the bottom of the sea," fisherman Roman Fedortsov captioned this photo.

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13 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Another basket star in the net

"Weird one from the bottom of the sea," fisherman Roman Fedortsov captioned this photo. This looks like another kind of basket star complete with spines and hooks on its tendrils which it uses to catch its prey.

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14 of 14 Roman Fedortsov/Instagram

Sushi anyone?

These bulbous, spiny fish don't look very friendly or tasty. Can you guess their species?

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