Loach/Li-Yu/鱧魚

Loach(鱧魚), a creature in the Classic of Mountains and Seas, that’ll surprise you with its unique abilities. It can climb trees, make sheep-like sounds, and is found in a mountain rich with gold.

Seventy li to the west is a mountain called Ying. On the mountain grow many locust trees and catalpa trees. To the north of the mountain there is much iron, and to the south there is much red gold. The Yu River originates from this mountain and flows north into the Zhao River. In the river there are many loach, which are shaped like turtles and make sounds like sheep.

又西七十裏,曰英山,其上多杻、橿,其陰多鐵,其陽多赤金。禺水出焉,流註於招水,其中多鱧魚,其狀如鱉,其音如羊。

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