I'm getting started on a October challenge creature based off Slenderman.
Post Merge: October 18, 2012, 05:31:54 PM
Ancestor: Phantom Filtersquid, Colonial Filtersquid
Size: Without tentacles: 1 meter With tentacles: 3 meters Weight: 400 lbs.
Habitat: Jujubee Ocean (Trench Floor), Jujubee Ocean (Trench Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Trench Slope), Blarg Cold Seep, Jujubee Ocean (Midnight Floor), Jujubee Ocean (Midnight Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Midnight Slope), Jujubee Ocean (Twilight Floor), Jujubee Ocean (Twilight Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Twilight Slope), Otter Vents, South Jujubee Polar Ocean (Sunlight Zone), North Jujubee Temperate Ocean (Sunlight Zone), South Jujubee Temperate Ocean (Sunlight Zone), North Jujubee Polar Ocean (Sunlight Zone),
Diet: Carnivore (Datirs, Field Swarmer, Heavycoat, Sapworms, Krillpedes, Cloudswarmers, Miniswarmers, Padlers, Bloister, Phantom Filtersquid, Cerulean Gillfin, Hithhiker Scuttler, Scuttleball Gillfin, Royal Scylarian, Diamond Pumpgill, Sucker Swarmer, Gillrom, Droopgea Trapinout, Fused-Shell Roj, Strainerbeak, Snatcherswarmer, Bejeweled Emperor Scylarian, Hullback, Tetracrusicruge, Spiny Roj, Sucker Swarmer, Marine Tamow, Tamjack, Rippletail, )
Reproduction: Asexual infestation
The Slendersquid split off from it's ancestosr the Phantom Filtersquid and Colonial Filtersquid. It is an apex predator, hunted by nothing, nothing fearing it, for their prey never escapes long enough to inform others of it. Unlike their ancestors, the Slendersquid cannot change color,and do not live in social groups, (they will hunt together occasionally though) but they have a far more dangerous hunting ability that makes ambushing pathetic. Their brain has become so developed that it gives off a biological electromagnetic field that it uses to sense it's surroundings. It injects other animals with an electric neurotoxin through barbs on their "hands". When the creature is near the Slendersquid, the Slendersquid controls the creatures using it's electric field, forcing it to bring it food or to become food. This does not mean that they are useless in a fight however. Their tentacles can stretch five times their original length and are strong enough to bend metal, their skin is as strong as iron, and they can deliver a mild shock from their electric field.
They reproduce by injecting a larger creature with their electric neurotoxin and DNA, which forms an embryo that feeds off the creature it is in, eventually bursting from and eating the creature.
Their strange mouths are on their "hands", merely dozens of small holes with barbs inside. These are the babs which inject other creatures with their DNA and electric neurotoxin, and can also function as tongues.
I'm going to get the picture and the prey items later.