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Murtlap from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A rat-like creature with a growth on its back

Murtlap fact file


Rodent-like with a growth similar to a sea anemone on its back

Magic Abilities

Its tentacles, when pickled, can be made into healing solutions or consumed to promote resistance to curses and jinxes


A bite can cause adverse reactions, particularly for Muggles. In serious cases, flames may shoot out of the victim's anus

Typical Habitats

Britain, coastal areas

What is a Murtlap?

No-Maj Jacob Kowalski hears strange noises coming from his suitcase and starts to suspect he may have picked up the wrong case

Different physiologies

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Ah, that’s definitely the Murtlap. You must be particularly susceptible. See, you’re a Muggle. So our physiologies are subtly different

Newt Scamander
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The Snackboxes are ready to roll, we found out how to get rid of those boils, just a couple of drops of Murtlap essence sorts them, Lee put us on to it

Fred Weasley

‘... it’s a solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles, it should help.’


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling