First recorded in 1558, devious sellers would modify the dead body of a ray or skate to resemble this bizarre creature.
The most common story attributed to these "sea monsters" is that they were basilisks - a creature so deadly that even glancing upon a live one would mean sudden death. Seeing as nobody alive could possibly have seen a basilisk to prove them wrong, many fell victim to the hoaxes.
We can ship these legendary "monsters" worldwide!
They measure ~20" long.
Please note, due to the nature of all preserved sea creatures, these items may exhibit some degree of "fishy" odor. As this has been made clear in our product listing, a fishy odor will not be considered a valid reason for the return of these items.