PLATAX PINNATUS (12 cm) (2) por Sonja Ooms

Is it Real Submission
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Thank you once again to @marine-enclosures for a very cool submission!

Yes this odd animal is real! It is the Red Lipped Batfish!

This was a tricky one, I’ve never seen this before and at first I thought it was a type of frogfish (it has a very similar face and similar fin adaptations, but a different body structure).

The Red Lipped Batfish is native to the Galapagos Islands and can be found along the ocean floor ranging from a depth of 3 to 76 meters. Their diet consists of small fish, crabs, shrimp, and mollusks.

Most notably these fish have a series of adaptations that make them almost unrecognizable as fish! Its pectoral, anal, and pelvic fins are modified in such a way that the Red Lipped Batfish can actually sit on the sea floor. The modified pectoral and pelvic fins can also be used for “walking” along the ocean floor. They can swim,but only for short distances.  An elongated, horn-like snout attracts prey (similar to Angler fishes). And of course their bright red lips that biologists believe may be used for attracting mates, but their actual function is still unclear.

Altogether a very odd but very interesting animal. This video has a short clip so you can see how the Red Lipped Batfish moves.

How to get a fish without fishing

Do you need to stock your fishtank with a certain type of fish? Don’t feel like taking forever sending your sim out to go get it for you? NO PROBLEM!

1. Make sure you have an active sim on the lot you want the fish.

2. Have an aquarium to put your fish in.

3. While in live mode, press pause. 

4. Open the cheat window (Ctrl+Shift+C)

5. Type in the cheat: Testingcheats on

6. Next, open the cheat window again (Ctrl+Shift+C)

7. Type in one of the following cheats for the fish you want: (copy starting at the word objects…)

  • Bass ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAFF0
  • Cichlid  ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0x171BE
  • Goldfish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAF70
  • Guppy ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB184
  • Koi ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB04C
  • Minnow ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAFE4
  • Perch ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB16C
  • Salmon ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB0A2
  • Tetra ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB1DC
  • Trout ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB03B
  • Walleye (OR) ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xFFCD
  • Yellow Perch (OR) ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xFF19
  • Angelfish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB03F
  • Betta  ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB0B4
  • Catfish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAF6E
  • Discus (SD) ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0x171BF
  • Exotic Goldfish (SD) ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0x171C0
  • Kissing Gourami ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0x0B0C2
  • Tilapia ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAF72
  • Wolf Eel ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB0A6
  • Red Crawdad (OR) ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xFEB3
  • Anglerfish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAFE6
  • Batfish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0x0E874
  • Bonefish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0x1A79B
  • Gummie Guppie ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0x1A799
  • Piranha ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAEF4
  • Rainbowfish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xAEF1
  • Red-Tailed Black Shark ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB082
  • Sturgeon ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xB101
  • Treefish ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xE876
  • Blue Crawdad (OR) ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xFEB1
  • Mountain Lionfish (OR) ||  objects.gsi_create_obj 0xFF4A

8. The fish you generated will appear at your active sims feet.

9. Simply, drag and drop the fish into the aquarium. 

Yay! You have free fish!


My little baby eagle ray friends at @discoveraqwa one morning. They are very soothing to watch. If you look closely you can see some beautiful batfish chilling at the bottom of the deeper part of the tank!

#aquarium #adventurebay #aqwa #perth #thisiswa #eagleray #stingray #underthesea #ocean #cute #westernaustralia (at AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia)

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The Signs As Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Aries: Red-lipped Batfish

Taurus: Goblin Shark

Gemini: The Panda Ant

Cancer: Umbonia Spinosa

Leo: Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Virgo: Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

Libra: The Pacu Fish

Scorpio: The Saiga Antelope

Sagitarrius: Indian Purple Frog

Capricorn: The Bush Viper

Aquarius: The Blue Parrotfish

Pisces: Glaucus Atlanticus

The Signs as Weird-Ass Sea Creatures

Aries: Carpet Shark 


Taurus: Firefly Squid


Gemini: Sea Pig


Cancer: Red-Lipped Batfish


Leo: Flamingo Tongue Snail


Virgo: Giant Hatchetfish


Libra: Clown Frogfish


Scorpio:  Pink Handfish


Sagittarius: Harp Sponge


Capricorn: Vampire Squid


Aquarius: Sarcastic Fringehead 


Pisces: Blob Sculpin 


anonymous asked:

Where does your url come from, or how did you choose it? :D love your blog ♡

thank you so much :-)

duskybatfishgirl is my scuba diving nickname which i’ve had since i started diving in 1996. the dusky batfish is sub-tropical and just hangs silently near the surface. they’re beautiful but kinda clumsy looking.

Longnose batfish (Ogcocephalus corniger)

The longnose batfish is a species of batfish found at depths between 29 and 230 m in the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. It has a flat triagular body like others in the family and the coloring varies from yellowish to purple with pale, round spots and lips of orange-red

photo credits: wiki