Dictionary of Ichthyology  

uglist animal in the world = this dubious distinction was awarded in 2013 to the blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus, Psychrolutidae) of Australasian waters, and it was adopted as the mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.

A flattering view from McCulloch (1918) "Fisheries: Zoological results of the fishing experiments carried out by F.I.S. "Endeavor" 1909-10 under H. C. Dannevig"

Canadian Museum of Nature