The “humanoid” carp are attracting attention in the town of Chongju in the centre of the country where they live in a small pond.
They are believed to be hybrid descendants of two carp species – the carp and the leather carp, also known as a tangerine fish.
Both fish are females and more than three feet long. They appear to have distinctive human noses, eyes and lips.
The fish live in a pond behind the home of a 64-year old South Korean man and have been there since 1986 although their looks are only just starting to attract attention.
“My fish have been getting more and more human for the past couple of years,” the owner said.
He added that he knows of other fish with similar features, and as they are both females it will be impossible for them to breed and have fish-faced offspring.
A fish with a human face is making waves in South Korea. The ‘humanoid’ carp are attracting attention in the town of Chongju, where they live in a small pond. They are believed to be hybrid descendants of two carp species
Well, sort of human looking. A little bit. Not very much.
A fish that has a pattern resembling a human face on its body was found in a pond in Chongju, South Korea, according to a Local 6 News report. The news of a fish with a human face spread to South Korea through the Internet after a Japanese sports tabloid reported on the unusual fish.A South Korean newspaper then carried an article about the fish in South Korea. The fish is the result of artificial insemination between a carp and ayu sweetfish. As the fish grew larger, the design on the fish reportedly changed to look more like the face of a human being.Rare markings on a fish are considered a good omen in some Asian countries, according to a report.Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
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