Siyokoy (Philippine mythology)
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The Siyokoy (Syokoy) are creatures in Philippine Mythology which were members of Bantay Tubig (merfolk). They are usually illustrated as green-skinned humanoids that have scaly body coverings, webbed hands and feet, having fins on several parts of their bodies.
...horrifying sea creatures with fish-like bodies and long green tentacles. They drown mortals and eat them. They have gill slits, are colored brown or green, and have scaly skin, comparable to that of fishes.
- Mga Engkanto: A Bestiary of Filipino Fairies. Philippines: eLf ideas Publication. 2003.