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red-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) ~ the Mick Jagger of the sea. :) Photo by Birgitte Wilms for Nat'l Geographic.

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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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Red-Lipped Batfish The red-lipped batfish doesn't need lipstick to make its puckers stand out. The crusty bottom-dweller's naturally bright red mouth is thought to be an adaptation for helping enhance species recognition during mating. Don't let those kissable lips fool you: The batfish doesn't just sit around looking pretty. It preys on small fish, shrimp, mollusks and crabs. Batfish are found in the deep sea near the Galapagos Islands and have modified fins that enable them to walk.

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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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Red Lipped Batfish

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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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