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Coelacanth Dossier

Colecanth Dossier

Common Name: Coelacanth

Group: Fish

Species: Coelacanth nutritia

Time: Cretaceous-Holocene

Diet: Omnivore

Temperament: Reactive

Rideable: No

Tamable: No

The Coelacanth can be most commonly found in the southern jungle. This fish creature is reactive in nature, meaning it will not attack the player, even if provoked. If you do happen to encounter one, if attacked, it will swim away from the attacking player. Although this fish is neither tamable nor rideable, it is a great source for finding raw meat. Coelacanth are in abundance in the right places, and can be easily killed.

If you kill a Coelacanth with a spear, it will be grabbed onto the end of the spear, so you can walk away with it. Coelacanth are notorious for crashing games as they spawn in very large numbers that often cause significant lag and even crash people’s games. If you are having trouble with this and are playing a local game, I suggest you lower the dinosaur count from 1 to .5. Coelacanth are well known for having large amounts of teeth, but will not use them in self defense.

In real life, the Coelacanth were believed to be extinct more than 70 million years ago, however, the fish was discovered in 1938 alive and well.

Wild: Coelacanth nutritia is one of the few creatures on the island with a relative that can be found back home. The Coelacanth lives in the waters around the island, as well as the rivers and lakes within the island. Unlike most Coelacanth, Coelacanth nutritia meat contains less oil and urea. In fact, it is one of the healthier sources of meat on the island.

Domesticated: While Coelacanths cannot be tamed the way most creatures on the island can, they provide a possible source of meat for coastal tribes that have the time to catch them.

Known Information: Most Coelacanths are opportunistic feeders that eat anything smaller that itself, likely including baby water snakes, insect and plant life, and perhaps each other?