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Base Information
Classification Omnivore/eater
Terrain Ocean (marine)
Locomotion Swimmer
Size 8.0m / 3,500kg
Speed Fast (15.0kph)
Strength Very Strong
Social Structure Pack
Weapons Bite & Lance (Piercing)
Armor Leather
Homeworld Mer (Reaver's Deep 2414)
Multi-world No
Canon No
Extinct Extant
Reference No results

The Lanceshark is a large aquatic omnivore/eater that is native to Mer (Reaver's Deep 2414).

Physiology and ecology[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

The Lanceshark is a highly palatable form of seafood that has caught on quickly. It is exported frozen in quantity.

Travellers' Aid Society Advisory[edit]

It is an aggressive and dangerous species

References and contributors[edit]

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