Red-Lipped Batfish Animal Pictures

Ogcocephalus darwini

A Red-lipped Batfish off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. The most distinctive feature of the fish are the bright-red lips.

A Red-lipped Batfish off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. The most distinctive feature of the fish are the bright-red lips.
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A Red-lipped Batfish off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. The most distinctive feature of the fish are the bright-red lips.

The fins of the red-lipped Batfish is not adapted for swimming, so it "walks" along the sea-bed.

The fins of the red-lipped Batfish is not adapted for swimming, so it
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The fins of the red-lipped Batfish is not adapted for swimming, so it "walks" along the sea-bed.

The Red-lipped Batfish has scales, but they are modified to form structures called bucklers. They are especially noticeable on the back, which is brownish or grayish with a darker stripe from head to tail.

The Red-lipped Batfish has scales, but they are modified to form structures called bucklers. They are especially noticeable on the back, which is brownish or grayish with a darker stripe from head to tail.
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The Red-lipped Batfish has scales, but they are modified to form structures called bucklers. They are especially noticeable on the back, which is brownish or grayish with a darker stripe from head to tail.

Red-lipped batfish underwater at Blue heron bridge. They have disc-shaped, flattened bodies and pectoral, anal and pelvic fins that behave like limbs.

Red-lipped batfish underwater at Blue heron bridge. They have disc-shaped, flattened bodies and pectoral, anal and pelvic fins that behave like limbs.
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Red-lipped batfish underwater at Blue heron bridge. They have disc-shaped, flattened bodies and pectoral, anal and pelvic fins that behave like limbs.