Red-lipped batfish: Its red lips attract mates while a modified dorsal fin lures prey. A poor swimmer, it walks on the seafloor near Galapagos Islands and Peru.
Lowland streaked tenrec: Shrew-hedgehog hybrid found in Madagascar rainforests. Vibrates sounding quills for communication. Insectivorous diet of earthworms.
Japanese spider crab: Giant arthropod with 12-foot leg span. Found in Japan, prized as delicacy. Populations threatened by overfishing.
Male tufted deer: Fangs and horns for mating battles. Found in China and Myanmar. Unique running pattern evades capture.
Blue Glaucus: Sea slug camouflaged as blue wave. Feeds on Portuguese man o' war. Absorbs toxins for self-defense. Countershading for protection.
Giant isopod: Overgrown pillbug of the deep ocean. Feeds on carrion. Can go without eating for years.
Aye-aye: Unique lemur with squirrel-like tail, owl-like eyes, and raccoon-like face. Taps on trees to find insects. Madagascar native.
Star-nosed mole: Nintendo boss-like appearance. Uses unique star-shaped nose to navigate tunnels. Eastern North America native. Tremor-detecting abilities.
Blobfish: Deep-sea dweller with gelatinous body. Floats near seafloor. Adapts to pressure changes with unique appearance.
Goblin shark: Ancient species with ghoulish features. Rarely seen, little known. Deep-sea dweller.