Where does the blobfish fit in to the evolutionary scheme? From appearance I will suggest it is a branch backwards from homo erectus. The animal itself looks like my Great-Uncle Bill. I must mentally add the image of my uncle's straw hat. But then I see him.
Uncle Bill rarely smiled. His down-turned mouth corners made him always seem sad. Everyone who knew him never thought Bill was an unhappy person.
Where does the blobfish fit into the food chain? What are its predators? On what does the blobfish feed? If it went extinct would that upset the natural world in a disastrous way?
I have never seen a blobfish in person. Only photographs. Are they really real?