The Fernillanodon “Dexterous Fish” Cryptid
Status: Sold (Private Collection)
The Fernillanodon is a distant relative of the family Periophthalmini or mudskipper.
Only a few specimens of the dextrous fish have been found in recent years; and is widely believed to have been driven to extinction during the 19th century when it was found to contain restorative qualities.
The bladder was removed and a small gland extracted, within this was a clear liquid used for certain medicinal purposes.
This specimen was part of the “Merrylin cryptid collection” a rich aristocrat who spent his days travelling the world to find lost and unknown species. This is specimen #25.
The dexterous fish is an evolutionary dead end – two crude sapien like arms have replaced its fins, which seperate into two small fingers.
The creature can move upon land for small amounts of time, breathing through its skin rather like a frog.
This is a young specimen, adults can grow to 45 cm.
This specimen is placed in an antique specimen case; along with a bottle of the “repsitonae tonic” the label reads “dexterous fernill bladder” – “restorative elixir”…