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Blobfish The Ugliest Animal?

Sep 12, 2013

This is by far one of the funniest fish faces in the ocean. And now it’s official. The blobfish, which lives in the waters off Australia, is the “winner” of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society’s vote to select a new mascot. Hat tip to NPR’s The Two-Way for showing me an image I’ll never forget.

At first glance, we thought it was a Star Wars character.

Here are a few of the other contenders:

The Titicaca ‘scrotum’ water frog — need I say more?

The British Bat:

The Proboscis Monkey: