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Ra'akta by Exobio Ra'akta by Exobio
The Ra’akta is a large marine predator, growing up to 10-11 meters (about 35 feet) in length and can weigh up to 10 tons. They are fast, sight based predators the use mainly pectoral fins for locomotion. They have the characteristic split lower “jaw” of most Skathan animals. Their heads are plated with a bone like armor. The olfactory tendrils have evolved to have a much more deadly use, despite looking smooth they have tiny barbs that help grasp prey while eating, however their tendrils are not used for hunting like other, smaller predators. Tendrils are usually retracted.
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Wow !

That is a majestic and Scary Predator.

Does this predator has the patential of survive at Earth's Oceans?
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SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're super-mega-very amazinly VERY FANTASTICALLY AMAZING!!! 8D
All these organisms, all these lifeforms! Just wonderful!
You're a real professional and it's easy to see that you know what you're doing.
And ya know...
All these alien species and worlds, they'd help the developmed of the game-project Thrive! :D
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! Looks like a prehistoric fish! :deviation:
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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space-commander Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the resemblence to your humanoids. Is there any evolutionary link or are they distant cousins?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They have a similar head plan and that's about it, they have bones in those flippers there which means they aren't in the same subphyla as the Gapuri.
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evilhusky49 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
stupendous!
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Exobio Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thank you!
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leucasaurio Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cetaceans are aliens?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This isn't an earth cetacean, this doesn't really even look like a whale, if anything it looks more like a prehistoric aquatic reptile. Like a mosasaur, if you need an example.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Really, at first glance I thought it was a lungfish!
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Whitedragon51 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Very good design. Is it related to the creature in the Sailor drawing or is it perhaps the same species?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a relative, the animal in the sailor drawing is smaller.
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Intriguing! So how does this guy swim? Is it all just flipper movement, or do they put their back into it?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mostly flipper movement, but there is some hind action going on too. Usually when they need a burst of speed.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this creature, the basic design of Skathas dominant animal group is very visible here :thumbsup:
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) I am trying to keep a basic design obvious, I don't want it too look like Skatha has a bunch of completely different aliens living on it xD
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Dragontunders Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist
interesting. Surely the fantastic stories garupi where, perhaps, death battle with these monsters.
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure they have quite a few "sea monster" legends. Seeing as they really do have some sea monsters...
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its beautiful im in awe its like the Skathan version of Jaws really like its face and its whole body get the feeling that all skathan animals have a common ancestor....XD damn i wish i could give you another llama....
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The split jaws is a very common trait amongst Skathan animals :)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like it a lot! Looks terrifying im never going swiming on skatha! But i bet the waters nice and warm!
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Naah, you wouldn't really have to worry about these guys, they are open ocean predators, so unless you fall overboard and are bleeding and sloshing around you should be fine.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well im not a strong swimer so id thrash around like a idiot anyway lol
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You'd probably get eaten then ;)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol yeah or drown
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And then it wouldn't matter if one of these bit in anyway... Right? :rofl:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Awesome sauce, Sarah, I absolutely love this! =)
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I love the armored head! =)
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I love armor plating on animals.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see! I'll definitely need some armored animals for my project too, the only sort of "armored" animals I have so far are "snails"... =D
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Looking forward to see them :D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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JediKhala Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Looks like Relicanth from Pokemon. Love it!
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks.
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They sound quite interesting
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Exobio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much welcomeness
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful but highly deadly.

Do these animals hunt in packs or are they solitary? Do they have live births or eggs? If they lose a fin, does it grow back? Do they have poor eyesight?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Solitary until mated, then their form life bonds and hunt together. Live birth, similar to a shark. They do not regenerate fins. And they have very good eyesight as they are sigh based hunters. :)
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How long do the young stay with their parents. Do they only have one birth at a time?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One to two, if there are two they are often twins. They only stay with the mother a few hours while their flippers stiffen and they get the hang of surfacing for a breath, then they are off on their own.
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, they become self-sufficient rather quickly. How large are the young?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't drink their mother's milk and can hunt immediately. Much the way sharks do, young Ra'akta will take refuge in the reefs for safety for a few years while they grow. The only time adult Ra'akta come to the shallows is to give birth.
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Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do Ra'akta ever attack Gapuri boats?
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Exobio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends on the size of the boat. If it's smaller than the Ra'akta, then there is a possibility.
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Quinn-Red Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really hope that if humanity does discover a planet filled with life, it would be Skatha. I LOVE THESE CRITTERS!
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