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

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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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image source The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is a fish of unusual morphology found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 30 m or more. Red-lipped batfish are closely related to...

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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This is the rosy-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus porrectus), the closest relative of the red-lipped batfish. They both look very similar. #weird #lipstick #fish

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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 -

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