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Swamp Barracuda
Swamp barracuda
(Creature)
Type Animal
(aquatic)
CR 2
Environment warm marshes
Alignment

Source: Pathfinder 13: Shadow in the Sky, pg(s). 86-87

Vicious aquatic predators that hunt in many a tidal swampland, swamp barracuda can grow truly huge, far larger than their mundane cousins.

AppearanceEdit

The swamp barracuda appears quite similar to normal barracuda but with some obvious adjustments for life on land, it still maintains the look of a sleek, scaled, predatory fish. The main difference between the swamp barracuda and its aquatic cousin is its pectoral fins that have become much larger allowing it to move overland using its fins, when 'walking' it is far less graceful than underwater using it fins and flopping its tail. Swamp barracuda can grow to huge sizes reaching up to twelve feet in length though the average swamp barracuda is only six feet in length, normally weighing around sixty pounds.[1]

Habitat & EcologyEdit

Swamp barracuda are salt water fish and tend to reside around coastal marshes/swamps and sometimes around shallow reefs. Swamp barracuda reside in tropical and semi-tropical regions normally in Garund and are a particular threat in the Shackles and the Sodden Lands but in the warm summer months they can be found as far north as the Mushfens in Varisia's Varisian Gulf. Swamp barracuda tend to be solitary creatures due to lack of available food sources, either because the food is scarce or because the swamp barracuda has grown to such a size that the local food sources can't support more than one of them. When conditions are right swamp barracuda do gather in numbers, there have even been reports of them herding food when it is plentiful, keeping the prey together until they grow hungry again.[1][2]

AbilitiesEdit

Amphibious
Swamp barracuda are able to survive out of the water indefinitely even though they prefer not to.
Keen Scent
Swamp barracuda have an exceptional sense of smell able to detect blood in the water from miles away.[1]

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