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Red-Lipped Batfish


Class: Fish
Order: Anglerfish

Family: Batfish
Habitat: worldwide, apart from the Mediterranean

The red-lipped batfish wears lipstick in the latest color: bright red. Maybe it wants to distract other fish from the fact that it’s such a terrible swimmer. Most of the time, it uses its fins to crawl along the sea floor. Biologists aren’t completely sure but they believe that the red color is intended to attract female batfish. But they don’t do any kissing. Generally, only humans kiss.

Red-Lipped Batfish Red-Lipped Batfish - Photo: zaferkizilkaya/Shutterstock

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