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Luting Fish
Traditional rendering of the creature
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Type Mere-person, mammal
First Sighting 400 years ago
Last Sighting 1940
Country China
Habitat Hong Kong
Possible Population Unknown

The Luting(盧亭), Lu Ting, or Lutung Fish is a mermaid-like animal with a body like a seal and a human head;

resembling a Dugong. Said to have existed in ancient times in Hong Kong waters.


Lu Ting from Chinese Wikipedia

Luting (盧亭) before. In Chinese sources written two hundred to four hundred years ago, Lutings are described as semi-human sea creatures.

Lutings were said to be descendants of a rebellious force led by LU Xun (盧循) (? - 411), and were considered by some to be the ancestors of the Tanka (蜑家) people; who were one of the four main groups of people of pre-British Hong Kong who used to live on boats.

1940 Sighting

Supposed corpse of Luting

In 1940, local Hong Kong fishermen reported an aquatic humanoid fish off of Lantau, which they referred to as Luting.

However, local authorities classified it as a Dugong (Dugong dugon), a marine mammal related to the manatee.

Also See

Asian Mermaids

Fiji Mermaid

Steller's Sea Ape

Chinese Cryptids