A fish-like take on the Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu

A semi-rarely reported cryptid, the Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu is a creature from the Likoula Swamp region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The name means "the animal with planks growing out of its back".

Appearance & DescriptionEdit

The Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu is an aquatic cryptid. All that has ever been seen is the top of its hump-like back, so not much about its description is known. However, it is known that the creature has rows of plate-like protrusions sticking out of its back, resulting in the name. These spines are often reported as covered in algae.


Because not much is known about the appearance of the Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu, it is hard to identify what it is. Because of the "plank" description, some cryptozoologists suggest that it is a form of aquatic stegosaur. Others suggest a form of snake, a primitive fish, or a type of aquatic lizard.