Seedspitter

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Seedspitter
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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/gatherer
Terrain Forest
Locomotion Walker
Size 3.0kg
Speed Unknown
Strength Unknown
Social Structure Unknown
Weapons Unknown
Armor Unknown
Source
Homeworld Unknown
Multi-world Yes
Canon Yes
Extinct Extant
Reference Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 16

The Seedspitter is a creature lifeform that is not a sophont.

  • It is a simianoid species that most closely resembles a Terran monkey.
  • (Pseudotupaia gigans)
  • The seedspitter is a small, moderately intelligent animal native to the forests and uplands of certain worlds throughout the Imperium.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Physiology & Ecology: Externally, the seedspitter resembles the Terran shrew, but is larger, massing about 3 kilograms (about the size of a small domestic cat). It has reddish-grey to reddish-brown fur, a domed head and an elongated nose.

At one time the seedspitter secreted an irritant poison similar to a bee’s venom into a chamber located behind its upper lip. It would fill this chamber with venom, constrict it rapidly, and squirt the irritant out through an opening in its upper lip, with sufficient force to propel it one or two meters. The irritant could paralyze small animals (a part of the seedspitter's diet).

As time passed, the animal learned to pick up fruit seeds or small stones with its tongue, insert them into its poison cavity, and propel them at predators. In time, the seedspitter developed this skill to the point where it only secreted enough poison to lightly coat the seed and lubricate its passage out of the chamber.

Image Repository[edit]

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Life Cycle & Reproduction[edit]

No information yet available.

Diet & Trophics[edit]

The Seedspitter eats a variety of grains, vegetables, and other plant matter. Seedspitter are also known to be opportunistic eaters of small insects.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Because of its affectionate nature and its appealing appearance, (the upturned corners of the mouth give the appearance of a perpetual smirk), the seedspitter is a common pet on starships, where it helps in pest control. Seedspitters are easily trained to do tricks such as hitting a target, or "juggling" seeds by repeatedly spitting them into the air, catching them, and spitting them again. Well-trained animals can keep four or five seeds in the air at once.

Derived Products (Goods & Services)[edit]

No information yet available.

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

The Travellers' Aid Society (TAS) classifies the TBD as non-threatening to most sophonts and makes no special advisory regarding this creature.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This creature can primarily be found in the following areas:
Charted Space:

Homeworld: 1105[edit]

The homeworld of this creature is:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

Significant communities of this creature are known to be found within the following systems and worlds:

No world articles for Seedspitter


References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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