Mermaids are a miracle of nature — a chimera with human parts and fish parts, able to move between two worlds. But what are they like on the inside? A slew of artists and scientists have imagined mermaid anatomy.

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At the top is the work of artist Walmor Corrêa. Possibly the most famous of all Mermaid anatomy artists, Corrêa is known for his artwork showing the anatomy of all kinds of mythical creatures. We've got a collection of both is male and his female mer-person work.

By Walmor Corrêa (click on the image for more detail).

By Walmor Corrêa (click on the image for more detail).

Next up is an illustration from Ge Wonderwed's essay "A Myth Being Dissected" drawn by Bard Judith. Discovered by the website Santharia.

Over at ConceptArt.org we discovered the artist z993126, and their gorgeously detailed anatomy illustrations. We love watching it all come together!

From ConceptArt.org artist z993126

From ConceptArt.org artist z993126

From ConceptArt.org artist z993126

Not so much a dissection but a delightful engraving from Valentyn's account of the mermaid. It's a great size comparison chart!