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Aquatic Alien Sketch by Abiogenisis Aquatic Alien Sketch by Abiogenisis
More visual development for my book project.

This little swimming alien has evolved from a land living animal similar to this. [link]

About 1 foot in length, this creature travels in schools, hunting fast swimming prey. Instead of using its four jaws to catch food, the first pair of limbs have evolved into raptorial appendages. These are tucked in under the mouth, ready to strike out at soft bodied food. The mouth cavity contains a complex beak to process prey and can also serve as a food storage organ, so that parents can bring food back to their communal creches.

Two large nostrils on the top of the head can extend fleshy air tubes, as these aliens cannot breath water. Evolved from a creature with four eyes, the upper two have greatly reduced in size and can detect threats, whilst the lower pair face forwards for accurate depth perception when hunting.

Intelligent social animals, they live in family groups which travel together, all members taking turns at protecting and feeding the vulnerable young.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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Karxan1970 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thank you for the use of this great creature in the Star Frontiersman ezine.

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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Most welcome :)
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
They are just like porpoises, even though they are about 80% smaller! Aww 

And as always, great work Alex! :D (Big Grin) 
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BlueRadical Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Never really been so obsessed with one guys art so much, uber inspiring.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Cheers ;)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the first thing in "aquatic alien" google search :D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Haha yesss XD
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship: :)
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HellricofHellinbone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is beautiful!
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