I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but it’s official. The world’s ugliest animal has been named!
Meet the blobfish:
I did a little research and learned that it’s a deep-sea fish that inhabits the waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Because it dines on lobster and crab, fishermen’s trawling nets are a cause for concern. While the blobfish itself is inedible, it faces possible extinction due to over-fishing in its habitat.
This is definitely a serious matter, but today we’ll be celebrating the awesomeness that is the blobfish. I mean, who couldn’t love this freakish creature that looks more like a crotchety old man than a fish? One of my favorite descriptions is from ABC Online: “a slimy pink Australian fish which resembles a grumpy and obese old man with a bulbous nose.” So completely accurate.
Just in case you disagree, here are a few more humorous pictures. Enjoy!
Now you know what he might look like if he decides to start a rap career.
And if the rap career doesn’t work out, he can always just be a grumpy old man with a fancy top hat, bowtie, and monocle. I imagine he’d also adopt a British accent to go with his new look.