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Eklokus
Eklokus Spore
General Information
Species Type Eklokid
Environment Wetlands, rivers, lakes
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Average Height Relatively large — roughly the size of a hippopotamus
Average Weight ~2,700 - 3,000 lbs
Locomotion Tripedal waddling
Feeding Behavior Omnivorous
Distinctive Features Three heads
Skin Color Olive drab with brown markings
Cladogramatical Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Scientific Taxonomy
Other Information
Status Vulnerable
Creator Somarinoa

"Eklokids use three heads to maximize their food consuming potential. With this comes three brains, although all three are still quite small and inconsequential."
Vacotor Database, Terran translation


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Eklokuses are multi-headed, omnivorous creatures the size of hippopotamuses indigenous to an unspecified homeworld, where they are found in expansive wetlands and around bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. Their barrel-shaped bodies are naturally too heavy for their scrawny limbs and so they spend much of their time submerged in water. Despite this, they must return to land every so often to breathe as their primary head remains submerged underwater when floating. The dorsal head can gasp for air to keep them submerged longer but it is only connected to a secondary pair of lungs are not large enough to keep up with the body's requirement of oxygen on its own.

They have adapted to consume food of any type, with their primary head built to snatch fish- and cephalopod-equivalents while under the water while the dorsal head peaks above water and ambushes prey on the surface. The rear head is strictly herbivorous and, while blind unlike the other two heads, snatches at vegetation that clogs the waterways that they live in.

Despite being semiaquatic, Eklokids are hairless in stark contrast to their arctic cousins, which are their closest known living relatives. They have thick skin to protect against predators. Although they fight among one another their teeth are not strong enough to puncture deeply.

Mating habitsEdit

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An Eklokus from the rear, showing its third head and mating limbs.

Although not regularly territorial against their own kind, Eklokids go through a rut during the mating season. Males compete for females by locking their ungainly arm-like rear appendages known as "mating limbs" and pull against each other while their rear beaks strike at each other. The first to slip from the pull and be dragged by their opponent loses. Males and females will then lock their appendages to mate, preventing the female from leaving during the short copulation procedure. Although rare, sometimes two Eklokids will fail to unlock their appendages and one or both will die of exhaustion. When this happens, if the other rival is able to survive long enough they have been known to extract the appendages of their former rival or lover and can be found with the gruesome partially skeletal remains locked onto their own appendages.

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