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Red Lipped Batfish

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Red-Lipped Batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini)

You are not a normal person if you don't think this fish looks strange.

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The red-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is an unusual looking fish found on the Galapagos Islands. Red-lipped batfish are closely related to rosy-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus porrectus), which are found near Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica. Both fish species look and behave very similarly to one another.

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Rosy-Lipped Batfish, by Scott Johnson Both creepy and funny. From My Extra Life via Mary Karg

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Some people consider red lipped batfish an ugly creature others believe it is actually quite funny. A thing is certain. This fish species is very special. http://impressivemagazine.com/2014/04/20/red-lipped-batfish-unusual-looking-fish/

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from Our Wild World

Red-Lipped Batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini)

Red Lipped Batfish

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from BuzzFeed Community

Community Post: 16 Bizarre Creatures You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Red Lipped Batfish | Community Post: 16 Bizarre Creatures You Won't Believe Actually Exist

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The red-lipped batfish - This fish, found around the Galapagos Islands, is mainly known for its bright red lips. As weak swimmers, batfish tend to crawl the ocean floor. When the batfish reaches maturity, its dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection (thought to function primarily as a lure for prey). - Reinhard Dirscherl / Bruce Coleman via Photoshot - TODAY.com

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Red-lipped batfish. Red-lipped batfish gives the impression it is caking on the lipstick. Interestingly, they are better suited for 'walking' along the ocean floor than swimming. When they reach adulthood, they use their dorsal fin as a fishing lure to attract prey instead of for swimming.

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