15 strange animals of the Red Sea

These marine creatures stand out for their odd appearances.

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Picasso triggerfish

The Picassofish is truly a work of art! Not only does it have a strange oblong shape, but the sporadic blocks of colors are reminiscent of the work created by the artist for which the fish is named.

The goats of the marine world, triggerfish scour the coral reefs for anything edible – algae, crustaceans, worms, snails and even eggs.

The Picassofish is fascinating to observe, swimming swiftly as it moves each eye independently to track prey and chomps with its sharp teeth once it finally gets its sought-after snack.

Also known as the reef triggerfish, this artistic animal is abundant in the Red Sea and even ranges as far as Hawaii, where it is the official state fish.

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