Red lipped batfish

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

"Kiss Me, You Fool!" (Rosy-Lipped Batfish, by Scott Johnson. Both creepy and funny. From My Extra Life, via Mary Karg

Red-lipped Batfish - Found on the Galapagos Islands, this fish is actually a pretty bad swimmer, and uses its pectoral fins to walk on the bottom of the ocean. (Image credits: imgur)

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Red-lipped Batfish - found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 100 feet or more. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor. It eats shrimps, small fish, crabs, etc.

red lipped batfish This is really weird fish. Besides that it has red lipstick on its lips it also walks but not swims! A characteristic feature of the fish is bright red lips. Red-lipped Batfish is not good at swimming so it uses its pectoral fins for walking on the ocean floor. When the fish reach sexual maturity, it becomes a single dorsal fin.  Red-lipped batfish lives off the coast of the Galapagos Islands at a depth of 30 meters or more. So it will be quite difficult to catch to your…

The red-lipped batfish is a species of fish found around the Galapagos Islands. This fish is named so because of its red "lips" on its mouth. This fish feeds on shrimp, mollusks and smaller fish.

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The red-lipped batfish

The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is a fish of unusual morphology found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of or more.

The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is a fish of unusual morphology found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 30m or more.

The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is a fish of unusual morphology found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of or more.

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

The red-lipped batfish is a bottom dwelling fish. To move from place to place it has modified fins that it uses to "walk" across the ocean floor instead of swimming.

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I absolutely promise you this is real. Meet the rosy lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus porrectus), found near Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica.

Strange-Looking Sea Creature Photos -- National Geographic. Red-lipped batfish

Red-Lipped Batfish Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic This photogenic fish has red lips and fins made for walking the seafloor near the Galápagos Islands.

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.

This bizarre animal is known as the Red Lipped Batfish, which can be found in the Galapagos Islands. Normally found inhabiting waters over 100 feet deep, the RLB can reach a maximum length of It.

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

Red-lipped Bat Fish - This oddity of nature is found in the Galapagos and has a close relative in Central American waters. It is a slow swimmer and prefers to drag itself in the sea bottom using its fins as “hands”.

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