Thursday, April 10, 2014

Amazing Red-Lipped Batfish

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The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish is a fish of unusual morphology found on the Galapagos Islands in depths of 30m or more. Wikipedia

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. The Red-Lipped Batfish has a structure on its head known as illicium. This structure is employed for attracting prey.



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