Surf Merman: Takeshi Yamada

Surf Merman, 9 inch, 2006

Surf Merman | Takeshi Yamada

Description of the specimen: This odd-looking sea creature has fish-like upper body and human-like lower body. Needless to say, its body structure is reverse to that of “mermaid”. The analysis of its hip bones revealed it is closely related to primitive primates. The analysis of its cranial structure also revealed it is closely related to the chameleon. This is one of the smaller species of merman commonly found around the sea of Red Sea Island. (The larger species, Mermaidicus gigunteus, grows up to four feet in length. Its related species also live in the sea by the Sado Island, Japan.)


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