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The Red Lipped Batfish of the Galapagos

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The Red Lipped Batfish  look like they have gone over the top slightly with red lipstick, which some scientists believe is for the male to attract the female.

What’s also interesting about this strange sea creature is that they are terrible swimmers. Instead of swimming around, they are able to walk on the sandy bottom, which allows them to reach more easily the crabs, mollusk and shrimp they eat. The same as many other anglerfish, once they reach maturity the dorsal fin becomes a single spine-like projection to help them lure prey.

Book your trip to the Galapagos today and witness through your own mask this incredible creature! Apart from, of course, the hundreds of hammerheads, turtles, whale sharks, mantas, marine iguanas, penguins and much more that you can see in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador!