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The unfortunately named blobfish, the world's most miserable-looking fish who is now in danger of being wiped out. The blobfish has already acquired a reputation for looking sad thanks to its miserable mush. The bloated bottom dweller, which can grow up to 12 inches, lives at depths of up to 900m making it rarely seen by humans. But thanks to increasing fishing of the seas Down Under the fish is being dragged up with other catches. Despite being unedible itself, the blobfish unluckily lives at the same depths as other more appetising ocean organisms, including crab and lobster. (Credit Image: © Kerryn Parkinson/ NORFANZ/Caters News/ZUMA Press)

The ugliest animals

The blobfish, a denizen of the Pacific that looks like a bald, grumpy old man, has been named the world's ugliest animal, organisers of the offbeat competition said on Thursday. Sept. 12. 2013.

More than 3,000 people contributed to an online poll aimed at raising awareness of unsightly species that play an important role in the ecological web. (AFP)