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Shrek fish: Japan's aquatic ogre

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(Read caption) This Asian Sheepshead Wrasse has been nicknamed the 'Shrek' fish, for resembling the animated character.

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Is that Shrek? No.

The 'Shrek' fish was recently discovered by scuba divers and is actually called an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, which is commonly seen off the Japanese coast.

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According to MSNBC, the fish is common in Japan. But what is not so common is the fish's face, which seems to resemble a certain animated green ogre. The male fish is believed to be 30-years-old.

Pinkish-grey with large, swelling-like protrusions on its forehead and chin, the 'Shrek' fish may be unique, but perhaps not as scary as the blobfish.

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