photo by: Peter Perry
blue lips wants a kiss
Habitat:coastal waters of southern Australia  
Status:No Conservation Concerns

Get it?! Get it?! See the play on words I did there with school – like a school of fish! Hahaaaa. But seriously, check out these bizarre photos of the Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis) which is lucky enough to be entirely unphotogenic and and possess a creepy name (groper? really?).

Obviously for those reasons, New South Wales decided to make the fish its state emblem in 1998. Make sure you don’t think this is a species of grouper, it’s actually a type of wrasse. Just a big, fat kind with kissable (?) lips. They reach lengths of around 3.9 ft and can weigh 49 lbs and are supposedly pretty friendly with humans!