I'm not sure why this interesting fish looks so glum. He's freaking cool. And he hasn't been altered by science.
Those red lips are permanent. Hence the name Rosy Lipped Batfish.
The lips aren't the only thing weird about old batty.
It walks on it's fins which are modified to work like feet.
As it walks/glides on the ocean floor, its dorsal fin is shaped like a single spiny projection to lure prey. It also has a lure on top of its head for an unknown purpose.
A bat signal perhaps?
I hope it's enough to keep the folks at Revlon away.
You can find the rosy lipped Batfish in the waters around Costa Rica. But beware, they apparently hate globetrotting Austrailian snorkelers.