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Why These 7 Fish Are So U.G.L.Y.

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Why These 7 Fish Are So U.G.L.Y.

Some fish will never win any beauty pageants, but they still deserve our admiration, respect, and love, especially since their “ugly” traits are actually incredible examples of evolutionary innovation.

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Sources:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/12/blobfish-world-ugliest-animal
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Red-lipped batfish


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Diet, Size and Growth


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Images:
https://www.istockphoto.com/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Psychrolutes_phrictus.jpg
https://tinyurl.com/vqbwgqx
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Psychrolutes_phrictus_1.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Psychrolutes_phrictus_2.jpg
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https://tinyurl.com/upnmxjn
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancistrus_sp_head.jpg
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wolf_eel.png
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfOr1xBFLew

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