Flyx

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Flyx

About

These molluscs are a prized delicacy in the markets of several Kythan towns.
Common Names
Flyx

Description

Classification
Mollusc
Size
1-1.5 kilograms (2-3 pounds), 25 centimetres (10 inches) diameter
Appearance
The body of a flyx is covered by a rough pebbly textured convex shell up to 25 cm in diameter. Radially arranged around the edge are six prehensile tentacles reaching double the radius of the body. The mouth, eyes, and stubby swimming tail, are all located under the shell, at the centre of the disc shaped body.

Ecology

Habitat
They are known to exist exclusively within the Celvan river system.
Diet
Flyx are omnivorous preying upon algae, water plants and small freshwater crustaceans, and fish.

Behaviour

Social grouping
found in groups of up to a dozen.
Temperament
Skittish, will jet away and squirt clouds of dark ink to deter predators.
Intelligence
Minimal.
Reproduction
Hermaphrodites which live birth 3-4 young at semi-random intervals related to low population numbers.

Sub-Species

Domestication

General
None.
Resources
Meat, Shells, Ink

See Also