|Size||8.0m / 3,500kg|
|Weapons||Bite & Lance (Piercing)|
|Homeworld||Mer (Reaver's Deep 2414)|
Physiology and ecology
The Lanceshark is known for its prominent "lance," a reinforced bone and sword-like structure at the front of its piscine body, a "nose" in common parlance, which bears a superficial similarity to the Terran Swordfish.
Life Cycle & Reproduction
There are a number of different "Lanceshark" species ranging from as little as 18.0cm in length to the monstrous "Great Blue Lanceshark" that typically measures up to 8.0m in length and weighs nearly 3,500kg. Typically, the smaller subspecies are enjoyed by local sophonts as a foodstuff. The larger breeds are simply too hard to catch and breed too slowly to be a sustainable food species.
With a high reproductive rate, the harvesting of these schools by the raft communities has not significantly damaged the Lancesharks.
Diet & Trophics
The Lanceshark is a migratory creature, whose schools can cover half the globe in the course of a lifetime. The main competition for the raft communities for these schools is the large, stupid, but dangerous Gulperwhales.
History and background
The Lanceshark is a highly palatable form of seafood that has caught on quickly. It is exported frozen in quantity.
Travellers' Aid Society Advisory
It is an aggressive and dangerous species
References and contributors
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