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.
The Red-Lipped Batfish or Galapagos Batfish is a fish of unusual morphology found on the Galapagos Islands in depths of 30m or more. Red-lipped batfish are closely related to rosy-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus porrectus), which are found near Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica. This fish is mainly known for its bright red lips. I wish I had natural lipstick!!
Red-lipped Batfish: One of more than 60 different species of fishes found in warm sea, this fish has a broad head, slight body, and is covered in large gnarled lumps. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor. When the batfish reaches adulthood, its dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection that lures prey. Batfish eat shrimps, mollusks, small fish, crabs, and worms.