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Pyrungata Files 10 by Hyrotrioskjan Pyrungata Files 10 by Hyrotrioskjan
Spotted milk-eels are the biggest freshwater predators of Pyrungata and, with 1,5 m (sometimes even 1,7 m) in lenght, the biggest freshwater fishes of the archipelago overall.
The animal is known for a big varitiy in color and pattern, which lead the early scientists to the conviction to have discovered many subspecies.
Today we know that the color of this eel change with the habitat they choose. Milk-eels from the mangroves, which live on sandy, light ground are mostly looking like this one from the coast of Scida, other specimens develop a reddish-, brownish gray color, even black ones are known. All of them have six dark spots on their backs which vary in size and form. In addition some specimens have spots at the site and top of their heads.
Milk-eels feed on nearly everything which can pass their mouth.
Crabs, fishes, birds, insects, snails and so on.


The archipelago: [link]
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:iconravingshark:
RavingShark Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job. Really looks like an apex predator. By the way your English isn't that bad.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :lol:
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so it's just normal anguilla, is it?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:nod: milk eels are very similar too Anguilla dieffenbachii
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New Zealand long-finned eels and them had a common ancestor then?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes :nod:
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow....they must've taken a long time to spread out...and, ah yes, Anguilla is tolerant of saltwater
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats:)

This is a very interesting creature... What are it's affinities? Is it related to catfish, lungfish, or what?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's next relative is the New Zealand longfin-eel
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:iconebervalius:
Ebervalius Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I heard Jeremy Wade was going to visit those islands, then he heard about the Milk Eel, and thought better of it. :)

seriously, very nice and inventive. (do the spots trick predators as to just where the head begins and ends?)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
The function of the spots is not known, some have suggest the pattern immitate the shadows of plants on the water, or, like you mention, to irritate bigger predators.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconevenape:
Evenape Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I thought that bigger river monsters roaming these isles... Something like crocodiles or champsosaurs ,etc.
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
You ever see river eels taking down large prey? all the biting and spinning of crocs, with less pre-attack visibility.
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:iconevenape:
Evenape Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed, indeed, river eels are horrifying in their ambush habits, but I doubt that an archipelago doesn't have an aquatic predator bigger than 1,6 metres....
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
what are the biggest riverine predators of Hawaii and the Galapagos?
(seriously, I don't know)
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:iconevenape:
Evenape Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
None, I think... The Galapagos are just too small and far apart to have any big river system in the islands... And I don't think Hawaii have them either...
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
How I said before: I don't want a new Skull island
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:iconazrielmoha:
AzrielMoha Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
How about maniraptoran dinosaur? maybe their washed out by waves and ended up in the island and evolved
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
The island was too far away during the cretaceous to be reached by maniraptorans, but birds are a kind of maniraptors so we still have them =)
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AzrielMoha Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
yeah, birds are descendants of dinosaurs so yeah we still have them :) (Smile) and how about another reptile like snakes or lizard? is they exist in this island
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Evenape Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You could still have champsosaurs, though, since they are underused (and this is just an opinion, I respect your will to do your project your way :) )
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really like this critter good job!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconoblivionjunkey94:
OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
np
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! =)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job on this!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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:iconarkon-ghost:
ARKON-GHOST Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Damn that's a cool species and it's only a fish, can't wait to get into the big stuff!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope I can impress you again =D
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ARKON-GHOST Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
:)
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:iconwittle:
Wittle Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Best pet ever. @.@
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
=D
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
sehr scön der gefällt mir richtig gut.Das bild sieht irgendwie so aus als käme es geradewegs von einem forscher auf expedition der das tier zum ersten mal beschreibt-einfach spitze :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Genau das wollte ich bezwecken :nod:
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This project is developing very nicely so far!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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JurassicMan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :hug:
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evilhusky49 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
nice job!!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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Baurusuchus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
amazing textures
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot =)
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GilPires Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Thumbs UP!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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electreel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Pretty good! :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you =D
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