Mythos : Innsmouth Cycle : ‘Deep One’
Smooth, ridged, veined, rusticated, scored, dented and fluted. Separate flanged and bulbous vertebrae suggest lithe aquatic articulation.
“They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed.”
H P Lovecraft, Shadow Over Innsmouth