Name: Kelpie Wolf

Category: Monsters

Type: Amphibians

Size: Large

Region: Freshwater

Rarity: Uncommon

Lifespan: 5-7 years

Appearance

The kelpie wolf is a marine creature that has the body of a wolf and the long tail of a fish often described as a mermaid's tail. Kelpie wolves are generally a shade of blue or green, sometimes with white socks and paler detailing around the neck, head and ears, or shimmery gold or silver scales along the tail. Rare variations also appear in shades of violet.

The tail fin of the kelpie wolf is quite intricate and often described as "frothy", with a similarly lacey pair of dorsal fins that can look like wings from a distance. The ears are longer than those of a timber wolf, usually with white or silver tips or gold caps, and have the same intricate design as the dorsal and tail fins.

Behaviour

They behave much like ordinary wolves in many ways, preferring to live in small packs with a dominant pair and up to four subordinates (usually immediate relatives).

They hunt together underwater but can often be found sunbathing on the rocks.

Diet: Lots and lots of fish.

Habitat: Kelpie wolves live in freshwater lakes in cold or temperate climates, such as in the mountains or the colder reaches of the forests.

Breeding: They mate several times a year but they have an internal sensor so if there are already too many to feed, the breeding will be unsuccessful. Usually there are two pups per litter, and they'll nest in dense patches of reeds or grass along the lake shore until they're big enough to fend for themselves.

Special Information

Creator: Emma?

Creatures Monsters Freshwater Large Amphibians Uncommon