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13 of the ugliest animals on the planet

Red-lipped batfish

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Red-lipped batfish

The red-lipped batfish gives the impression that it tried to compensate for an unusual body by caking on the lipstick.

Interestingly, they are better suited for 'walking' along the ocean floor than swimming. When they reach adulthood, they use their dorsal fin as a fishing lure to attract prey instead of for swimming.