Have you seen an animal wearing makeup? More specifically, have you seen a fish wearing lipstick?
The Red-Lipped Batfish is definitely a fish but it has such bright colored lips that you would think that its wearing lipstick.
Whats interesting about this fish is that its not good at swimming.Since it wobbles and shakes when it tries to swim, it just walks (sort of). As a walking fish, it mainly walks on the ocean floor instead of swimming in the water.
The Red-Lipped Batfish is also a type of angler fish. Species of angler fish is also very interesting because they carry with them a growth (a part of their body) that looks like a fishing rod. This actually functions as a fishing rod because it allows the Red-Lipped Batfish to catch its prey (small fishes and other sea creatures).
Because its called a batfish, is the Red-Lipped Batfish related to bats? Well, not really. Its only called that because it has some features that make it somewhat look like a bat.
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