Main Information Edit
Rhukois are aquatic carnivores native to Gamila's Paddleton Sea. They are known for their extreme sexual dimorphism, which crosses with their unique hunting strategy. Rhukoi lives are usually around 20 years.
Sexual Dimorphism Edit
While Rhukoi Transports are 6-7 foot long fish-like animals, their Deposits and Hosts have large, bulbous heads attached to long torsos, sporting large, gaping suction-like mouths. This allows Transports to latch on to a permanent anchor, which makes hunting simpler. Food can be quickly passed between mates, and mating is much simpler in this fashion.
Hunting Behavior Edit
Rhukoi Transports have 4 mouths, a mouth on the end of each limb. Mouths attached to the arms are specially made to stab passing prey. Their other mouths are made to latch onto the suction mouths of their mates, supplying stability. Once a pair of mates is secured, the Deposit and Host emit a low frequency noise that attracts schools of animals. The Transport begins to spear animals, spitting digestive juices into the bodies of prey. It begins to separate the food, relocating some of it into its other pair of mouths in order to feed the two mates.
Mating Behavior Edit
Rhukoi eggs contain a group of 3, with a Transport, a Deposit, and a Host. The Deposit begins collecting plankton in its Flatron, the Transport begins to search for another Deposit-Host pair, and the Host lies dormant until it is woken up by its sibling. Once a Transport from another birth site finds a pair roughly its age, it latches onto the heads of the pair and begins to mate. As there is a Transport between the sibling mates, there is usually no threat of genetic disadvantage. Rhukoi, after they find their mates, mate for their entire lives. Hosts are constantly producing eggs, which float away.