Luscious Red lips,
this guy’s in disguise
a femme fatale?
a walking bat?
Can you imagine that
A fish that doesn’t swim
An identity crisis of the first degree
he needs a psychoanalyst
It’s not normal to be THAT carefree
This Red-Lipped Batfish (aka Ogcocephalus darwini) walks around the deep waters of the Galapagos Islands. They are terrible swimmers since their fins have evolved into legs.
To attract prey, the red-lipped batfish uses a shiny lure that comes out of its head once it gets really close to its preferred meal, like crabs, mollusks and shrimp Some scientists think the males’ red lips are attractive to females during mating season. To each his own . . .