|63-76 cm. | 25-30 in.||56-96 kg. | 123-212 lbs.||10 years||Vegetation, Insects, Birds|
|The Outcropping||Skittish||Aisanee, Eeniimar|
From Barzacc, Epbee easily translates to “finned lizard”. This is its most apparent physical characteristic, two longed fins that wind from its neck to hindquarters, and from there to nearly the length of its tail. While not the same colour as the other two fins, the Epbee also has a fin protruding from the rear of its skull. Variations in colour of the two main fins have been observed, almost always a slightly darker colour than the rest of the body with a range of hues.
Biology and Behavior
The Epbee is omnivorous, eating mostly grasses and thin-rooted plants across The Outcropping. Unlike most other reptiles in The Outcropping, Epbee produce a single egg, which the mother raises for nearly a year. Both males and females are territorial, though they use their quick speed to escape most threats, aside from territory fights with other Epbee. They are crepuscular, with their activity peaking at first and last light of the day, as their thin skin and small bodies prevent them from too much activity in the cold periods without light or during the peak heat of the day.
The Epbee is one of few animals who eat mostly vegetation in The Outcropping, likely due to the scarcity of it. Epbees are more greater in number in Pan Arbnhap, where vegetation (and the water it requires) are more plentiful. In areas with extremely sparse vegetation, they have been known to eat insects, and birds. In Pan Arbnhap, Epbee have been observed fishing, though with the more abundant vegetation it is unclear why they would resort to such.
Interaction with Omneuttians
Due to their small size, Epbee flee from any sighting of Xiruen.