Here is another description of Lovecraft’s freakish and garish creatures. These as the rest of his monsters would be best to have been found on a shelve and in some specimen bottle, at least in part, and not upon a page of a book or otherwise.
“They were pinkish things about five feet long, with crustacean bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membranous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head should be.”
Chapter 1 Whisperer in Darkness, H.P. Lovecraft