The Red-Lipped Batfish

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The Red-lipped Batfish is a marine anglerfish that inhabits the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean. The red-lipped batfish is often found on the sand and rubble bottoms near reef edges up to about 120 metres deep. True to their name, they have extremely bright red lips. The body colour of the red-lipped batfish is light brown stripe on top of their head, a white stomach, and skin with large and spiny knobs (a rounded lump). Red-lipped batfish primarily feed on small fish, crustaceans and molluscs. These fish reach up to about 25 centimetres in length. Despite their strange appearance, red-lipped batfish are not harmful to humans. Red-lipped batfish have no direct threats. But, rising sea temperatures and coral bleaching pose a threat, as it would alter its natural habitat and may cause a decline of its  natural food source. 


Submitted: June 17, 2021

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