Jeganei

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Jeganei Miat - digital photo manipulation by Sebastian Romu

About

Common Names
Jeganei
Description
A octuple tentacled land mollusc of substantial size. A few sub-species exist each adapted to their particular habitat.

Description

Classification
Mollusc
Size
Varies between subspecies.
Appearance
Spiral shelled with a set of eight long grasping tentacles at the front of their gastropod belly. Move about on a trail of slime like snails. Jeganei have a pair of retractable stalked eyes, and a rasp-like radula inside a beaked mouth.
Variance
The two most common sub-species differ in colouration, size and texture of their shells.

Ecology

Habitat
Wetlands.
Diet
Jeganei are omnivorous scavengers and opportunistic predators.

Behaviour

Social grouping
Solitary.
Temperament
Oblivious.
Intelligence
Animal.
Reproduction
Hermaphrodites.

Sub-Species

Jeganei Miat

Bark Jeganei
1.5-2.5 kilograms (3-6 pounds) 10-20 centimetres (4-8 inches) shell and 20-30 centimetres (8-12 inches) tentacles.
The jeganei miat is a common scavenger found in jungles, and swamps of Waejir. With a rough textured shell resembling a large pine cone, these creatures are fairly well hidden when resting. However when seeking food their long bright blue dark spotted tentacles make them quite noticeable.

Jeganei Umel

Mud Jeganei
3.5-5 kilograms (8-12 pounds), 20-35 centimetres (8-14 inches) shell, and 30-50 centimetre (12-20 inches) tentacles.
Smoother shelled, and coloured to blend into their surroundings, this species of Jeganei is found in and around fresh water in plains, and marshes.

Domestication

General
None.
Resources
Meat, Shells

Stories

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