Important Information

Question: What do they eat? Where do they live?

Please see the individual category links for more information on each specific type of Morphoid.  The information we have on each specific Morphoid is listed there.

Question: Who are you?

Who, us?

The Institute of Morphoid Research is the world’s foremost institute dedicated to…, well, morphoid research.  We operate our research initiatives and this website out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Who, me?

My name is Jennifer Akkermans, and I am the Founder and Chief Researcher of the Institute of Morphoid Research.  I have been studying the Morphoids since I discovered them in early 2010, and am currently the world’s foremost scholar in this particular area of cryptozoology. If you’d like to learn more about me, check out my personal website at or my blog,

Question: Why haven’t I ever seen a Morphoid?

The Morphoids are very shy creatures, and have extremely effective camouflage.  They seem to move when we aren’t looking.  Most seem to be afraid of humans, and avoid contact with us.

Question: What is a Morphoid?

Morphoids are unusual creatures, classified by the following distinct characteristics:

  • They are ambiguous creatures, often seem to imitate other animals
  • They usually have a very vibrant colouring.
  • They all have an unusual peeling skin texture
  • There are no obvious facial features or genitalia
  • Their main defence mechanism is to freeze when they feel they are being watched.

About the Institute of Morphoid Research: Our Mandate


Institute of Morphoid Research

Our official mandate is as follows:

The Institute of Morphoid Research is dedicated to the study and preservation of organisms falling within a new phylum, Morphopodia.

The Institute aims to document all aspects of the Morphoids, through the many available avenues of study and research, including observation, photography, drawing, anatomical study and eventually, dissection.

The Institute of Morphoid Research fully intends to share all relevant findings with the public, through it’s website and publications.

News: Institute of Morphoid Research Launches New Website!

Institute of Morphoid Research

The Institute of Morphoid Research is launching it’s website!

The website will be used as the Institute’s primary method of dissemination for information regarding the Morphoids and the research that is happening around the Morphoids.  Don’t forget to subscribe!

There is not much content now, but in the next few weeks, we aim to get much more content online.