Tragically the newborn, whose legs had fused together to resemble the mythical creature, only lived for about ten minutes.
‘The baby was born in a fish-like body, and had its hands spread like fins, which made this case even more unique.
Dr Arya said the condition meant it was impossible to determine the gender of the baby.
Sirenomelia, also known as ‘Mermaid syndrome’ is a life-threatening illness, marked by the rotation and fusion of a sufferer’s legs.
The rare congenital deformity causes what looks like a single limb, resembling a fish tail, in the womb.