When the red-lipped batfish is hungry, all he has to do is find a good spot and secrete a bit of fluid to attract prey. Yep, the batfish isn’t afraid to spritz a little perfume to make himself even more alluring.
A member of the anglerfish family, who are known for “fishing” for their prey, the batfish’s horn-like nose acts as a fishing pole. A fleshy piece on the end of a spine hidden under the batfish's nose can be dangled down to act as “bait,” enticing smaller fish and crustaceans to come closer.
The combination of the batfish’s droopy mouth and long upturned nose can give the impression that the little fish is unimpressed with his surroundings, but turns out he’s not snooty or bored — he’s just waiting for his next meal.