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Swampus
Swampus
Naming
Binomen n/a
Physiology
Average height 5 ft. long, 10 ft. tentacle span (estimate)
Intelligence
Sapience Non-sapient
Aggressivity High
Ecology
Habitat Swamp
Diet Carnivore
Lifespan dd
Subspecies n/a
Status dd
Behind the Scenes


Swampuses are the descendants of octopuses in 100 million years. They have a 10 foot tentacle span.

OverviewEdit

They live in the brackish Bengal swamps, formed when Africa merged with and blocked the Bay of Bengal. They have a deadly venomous bite that can even kill a baby toraton. Unfortunately for the swampus, adult toratons have no predators and are not affected by their venom. One of the few creatures capable of killing a swampus is the lurkfish, which uses the electric field surrounding its body to stun the swampus. One remarkable thing about the swampus is that it is the first cephalopod to venture out onto land. Infant swampuses are nurtured in a leafy plant named the Nursey Vase filled with fresh water, into which the mother urinates to maintain the proper salinity. Four of the swampus' arms have changed into four individual snail-style foot-muscles, and its mantle cavity can also be used as a lung, allowing it to stay out of water for up to four days. One male will mate with three females and help raise their young. When the young swampus are ready to leave their nest the mother will escort them to the shore and see them a safe journey. They do this to save their young from the Lurkfish. They're bites are very poisonous and can kill a young toraton. Toratons weigh roughly 120 tons and measure 23 feet high.

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