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Fugly Animal Friday: The Blobfish

So it's Friday, and I am thinking it may be fun to take a break from all the cute kittens and adorable puppies I see around the web and start a new series celebrating the ugly and the unusual.

So, I found this little creature, called a Blobfish. 

The Fish Index says "The Blobfish or Psychrolutes marcidus is without a doubt in one of the ugliest fish in the ocean. These saltwater fish have what resembles a large nose in between two eyes and almost seem to be frowning! I guess with an ugly mug like that you would be frowning too. This deep sea fish is often found at extreme depths off of the coasts of Tasmania and Australia. For this reason the Blobfish is rarely seen by the human eye. " (Source: Fish Index)

So, what do you think? Is it cute or is it fugly?

Lady Bug
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Jun 15, 2012
by Anonymous
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Wow. seriously weird

Wow. seriously weird looking. I vote cute.

Jun 15, 2012
by Laurie Kay Olson
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I think he looks like a

I think he looks like a strange Ziggy cartoon!

 

Jun 15, 2012
by John P. Barker
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That is the nastiest thing

That is the nastiest thing I've ever seen.  Sort of like mucus with a face... ewwwww.

Jun 15, 2012
by Michelle
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I think its sort of cute.

I think its sort of cute. Looks squishy.

Jun 15, 2012
by Creature Features
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According to the Wikipedia

According to the Wikipedia entry on Blobfish, "The blobfish is currently facing extinction due to deep-sea fishing or bottom trawling." That's a shame... and btw, does that mean we're eating blobfish??

Steve Levenstein
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Jun 15, 2012
by Michelle
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Probably throwing them away

Probably throwing them away along with the dolphins folks catch.

Jun 23, 2012
by Anonymous
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Cute :)

Cute :)

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