We like to think we know about the animal kingdom. We know that fish swim, birds flying and rabbits multiply, but there are some animals that are not what we expect them to be. They define the logic of what we expect of them or of animals in general. These following animals are the very definition of odd, and you don’t even need to try hard to find and see some of them.
They’re all around us and we’ve probably seen some without even realizing. Here is a list of animals that you would probably think aren’t real, but we can confirm that they are very real. But before we get into that, don’t forget to subscribe to our Channel number 10. The fish that doesn’t swim.
Common logic has it that a fish should be able to swim. Well, there is one that can’t swim. The fish is red and lipped batfish, or Oka Cephalus Darwin Ii. The red-lipped batfish is found in the waters off the Galapagos Islands, where it walks on the seabed instead of swimming like other fish.
Even the walking motion has been described as more of a stagger than a walk. It is unknown why the red-lipped batfish moves the way it does, although it is assumed it’s bat-like body is not streamlined enough.
The fish walks with its pectoral and pelvic fins, which other fish used to swim, and propels itself forward with its anal fin. The red-lipped batfish is seeming inability to swim has some positive outcomes, though. It has no predators and is generally unaffected by any change in the environment, since it’s usually hanging out on the floor. This allows it to live for 12 years on average.