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Snaiad Concept - Thickskull (Redone) by Nergali
Snaiad Concept - Thickskull (Redone)
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Redid one of my first submissions. This time I'm drawing a bit more of a connection to the Pescidonts, as well as bit of Hammerhead Parrotfish.

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Species: Oscalvarius minarietem
Common Name: Thickskull, Bonehead
Size: 1 to 2 meters long. 
Habitat: Northern Isterna

Neither the smallest nor the largest of the Pescidonts, the omnivorous Thickskull has garnered attention for the prominent, 'boney' extensions of their first heads, with which they engage one another in vicious bouts of 
head butting. These are far larger and denser in the males - and often marred with scars - for they are the ones who typically use these structures when it comes to guarding their territories from anything they may perceive to be a potential rival. However, because their vision is so poor, this can include things that wouldn't normally pose a threat to them, such as other Pescidont species, Heterostomes, and even humans! Needless to say, it is advised that one should avoid known habitats of these creatures, especially during the mating season, the time of year when the males are particularly agitated. 

The reproductive organs are kept safe from the rowdy behavior of the males by a protective, insulating fluid-like sac. They are also located deeper within the skull compared to that of other species of Pescidonts. 
Snaiad Concept - Muckrakers by Nergali
Snaiad Concept - Muckrakers
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Concept idea I'm submitting for Snaiad's oceans is a group of somewhat odd-looking, archaic marine organisms. The second head has become more elongated and developed to the point where it can no longer be retracted back into the body, and is now ringed by sensitive barbels with which it uses to help detect prey buried in the sand and muck (and possibly into reef crevices) so that it can route them out. Meanwhile the first head is slightly simplified compared to that of most of marine 'vertebrates', and the extremely long reproductive structure of the male end in a feathery structure, and can be up to half the length the organisms themselves. The breathing holes have moved towards the back instead of the neck. Finally, an idea for the fins was that they contain 4-5 'finger bones', most of which are highly degenerated, indicating a possible relationship to a sea-going group of "Polydactyls".

Possibly could be considered living fossils, perhaps akin to Coelacanths or something similar, and possessing only a few species across the globe in remote regions that have not changed much overtime. I'm not crazy about how I did the tails, but couldn't think of a better design at the time of drawing them.
Snaiad Concept - Zahnquirl by Nergali
Snaiad Concept - Zahnquirl
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Concept submission for the island of Thalassia. Name is simply german for tooth-whirl, and the jaw is based a bit on that of the shark Heliocoprion. 

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Species: Novaculadentus scalperes
Common Name: Zahnquirl, Whorltooth Hopper.
Size: 1.1 to 1.4 meters long. 
Habitat: Mixed Scrublands and Cold Forests on Thalassia.

One of the smallest of the Monoanticherans native to the island of Thalassia, the Zahnquirls are most famously known for their bizarre lower jaws. Not unlike a buzz saw in appearance, this component of the first head - when not utilized in sexual display - is used for slicing through the flesh of their prey with a saw-like motion, cutting off strips small enough for their secondary heads to consume. Said secondary heads also possess an unusual appearance; bearing a similar structure to that of the unrelated Fututoriformes, the presence of claw-like structures aid them in gripping small prey such as Trikes and Picozoans, which make up over 60% of their diets.

Zahnquirls are social hunters, forming organized groups, or more accurately harems, as they consist primarily of females with a sole male at the head. In order to take down larger prey such as the various Bounderjaws, they rely primarily on ambush tactics, with one member chasing the targeted prey towards it's pack mates. During the mating season, males will attempt to defend their mates by scaring off potential rivals by displaying their lower jaws prominently. While violence is often avoided as typically the ones with larger jaws win, it is not uncommon to find individuals with severely scarred hides.



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