Name That Animal

We haven’t played this for awhile and I miss it.  This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Post your best guesses in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments tomorrow.

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  1. Daniela

     /  June 12, 2014

    Mr. KissyFace

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    • You kiss him first Daniela. Let the rest of us know how it goes before we get in line.

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      • Daniela

         /  June 12, 2014

        I touched a stingray at a petting zoo a few weeks ago. They feel like wet tofu.

  2. Wow. Lipstick AND chin hair. I’d say some kind of flounder/fluke, but I’m having trouble getting past the chin hair

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  3. A very unhappy baby stingray having a bad hair day?

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  4. mikken

     /  June 12, 2014

    Mr. Frownyfish is having a bad day.

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  5. Adrianne Mock

     /  June 12, 2014

    I know, I know( from your token marine biologist)… it’s a batfish . VERY cool and weird fishes… live down on the bottom, in fairly deep water usually. Once you have seen one you won’t forget it… The only other fish with really really red lips is the treefish (a CA native found in the kelp forest). And, they actually WALK on those pectoral and anal fins. Not too much swimming for this guy…

    thanks for the pic!!!

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  6. Well.. I’m thinking its a bottom dweller, but not a fish. Maybe a crab?

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  7. FixCharlotte

     /  June 12, 2014

    It’s a Crabby Kissyfaced Crab!!

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  8. It’s a cocos batfish

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  9. WillyBoy

     /  June 12, 2014

    Orange lipped batfish

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  10. Eucritta

     /  June 12, 2014

    Adrianne’s got the right of it – it’s a batfish!

    Mind, it does bear some resemblance to my father on a bad morning.

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  11. jean

     /  June 12, 2014

    bat fish

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  12. ANSWER TIME:

    This is a red lipped batfish. From the Wiki page for this animal:

    The red-lipped batfish or Galapagos batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is a fish of unusual morphology found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 30m or more. Red-lipped batfish are closely related to rosy-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus porrectus), which are found near Cocos Island off the coast of Costa Rica. This fish is mainly known for its bright red lips.

    Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor.

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