Does a Blobfish Have Predators?

The blobfish’s main predator are fishermen, who are leading the fish to extinction. Though inedible, fishermen often catch blobfish by mistake while deep-sea fishing for other seafood. Unfortunately, the fish die as soon as they are exposed to air, and cannot be returned to the ocean.

The blobfish lives approximately 9,000 feet below sea level, primarily in the waters off the coasts of Tasmania and Australia. Scientists describe it as a laid-back fish, due to its lazy, energy-conserving habits. Notably, the fish leverages the immense pressure that exists at the bottom of the sea floor to move itself about. Not moving a muscle, they generally eat whatever floats their way, as long as it doesn’t take too much effort to catch it.