SPECIES - ANiMOZ - Fight for Survival

MEET THE WORLD OF ANIMOZ SPECIES

The World of ANiMOZ is full of amazing animals with incredible Powers, and part of your job as a Ranger is to know each of the critters in your ANiOME. Without knowing what threatens them, how can you protect them? Without understanding their Powers and what they can overcome, you won't know the best moments in the Ultimate Ranger Gameplay to let them shine!

Read below to learn more about each of these stunning species, with new ones added regularly - so keep checking back!

The World of ANiMOZ is full of amazing animals with incredible Powers, and part of your job as a Ranger is to know each of the critters in your ANiOME. Without knowing what threatens them, how can you protect them? Without understanding their Powers and what they can overcome, you won't know the best moments in the Ultimate Ranger Gameplay to let them shine!

Read below to learn more about each of these stunning species, with new ones added regularly - so keep checking back!

ACANTHA

“From flowering plant to the bark of a tree, ACANTHA is careful not to be caught too long in the open. For in the open, where the Wing species fly, lies danger. Using Mimic, he can confuse them by the startling presence of eyespots on his wings. But predators are not his major concern: Humans are poisoning the crops ACANTHA calls home! The nectar that once sustained him now greets him with death. And if they’re not being poisoned, the fields often disappear under buildings! ACANTHA can help a Ranger in floods and droughts, and as a BASE species is a critical part of your ecosystem. But beware - he is small and Rare, and may need early protection.”

ANiMOZ #404

Code: ACANTHA

Common name: Eastern ringed xenica

Taxonomy: Geitoneura acantha

Powers: Mimic | Morph

Weaknesses: Poison | OMNi

 

ACU

“A specialised snout pokes out from a burrow. It is dawn, and with the heat not far away ACU must venture out now to find her favourite food: a mound of UST. She mustn’t be caught in the heat - without sweat glands, there is no way to keep her body cool. But she does have Powers to help her survive: ACU’s Electreception gives her a clear sense of surroundings and prey; Her claws, as sharp as knives, help her demolish termite mounds and to burrow with rapid speed to protect the soft belly; She can swim and slow her heartrate to survive floods; She can deal with high levels of carbon dioxide and a lack of oxygen underground and during bushfires; She can turn into a bristling ball of spikes to avoid predation from above. But puggles have no spikes, and if MENGDEN discovers the burrow whilst mum is away then danger is nigh...”

ANiMOZ #100

Code: ACU

Common name: Short-beaked echidna

Taxonomy: Tachyglossus aculeatus

Level: CARN | Form: DEFEND | Status: COMMON | BiOME: SCRUB + Forest

Overcomes: Fire | Flood | Drought

Powers: Electreception | WiNG

Weaknesses: SPEED | Heat

 

ANATi

“Electrical currents coming from the riverbed tell ANATi that ENSiS is nearby. With his webbed feet providing force against the water, he dives and swims just above the soil, beak moving back and forth. He has left his den, the entrance half-submerged in the flowing waters, which angles upwards to keep his home dry. He has confidence in being out in the open: he’s too big for most of the predators here, and his venomous spur can keep some of the others at bay. Still, he is shy. And any movement above sends him hurtling back under the surface: there’s really no point risking exposure to AUDAX or STREN! Spying DESTRUCTOR crawling out of a hole, ANATi arrows across, beak shimmering in the dappled light...”

ANiMOZ #106

Code: ANATi

Common name: Platypus

Taxonomy: Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Level: CARN | Form: DEFEND | Status: RARE

BiOME: RIVER + Forest + Mountain

Overcomes: Fire | Flood

Powers: VENOM | ELECTROLOCATE

Weaknesses: CONSTRICTION | VENOM

 

ANTAR

“There is little noise aside from the crashing waves near this coastal woodland, and all is still apart from the flutter of birds. Having not moved from under this pile of leaves in over a day, ANTAR is showing extreme patience as she awaits the perfect moment to strike. With just the tip of her tail sticking out, her Leaf N Lure Power is working its magic. Wing species, seeing this tasty snack wiggling about on the forest floor, are coming closer and closer. Finally, one can no longer resist. EXiMi swoops in to grab lunch, but the leaves explode and ANTAR’s big, arrow-like head opens and grabs hold of her prey. Her Muscle Lock Power kicks in, and she begins her feast...”

ANiMOZ #110

Code: ANTAR

Common name: Common Death Adder

Taxonomy: Acanthophis antarcticus

Level: CARN | Form: VENOM | Status: COMMON

BiOME: COAST + Scrub

Overcomes: Drought

Powers: MUSCLE LOCK | LEAF N LURE

Weaknesses: WING

 

AUDAX

“Wind whistles over her streamlined feathers as AUDAX soars thousands of metres above the ground. Up here, in the warm breeze, she can wait for her unrivalled vision to find her prey amongst the grass. Almost anything is available to her, with her massive size and huge talons meaning few creatures can escape. Her Electrovision lets her see outside the normal bands of light, perhaps sensing the nervous system of hidden critters, as she uses Soar to remain aloft for hours on end. Lately, though, she has been troubled by her conspecifics falling dead after scavenging meat on the ground: Poison from the humans finds its way into their bodies. She must be careful. But for now, she returns her attention to a blur of movement on the hillside, readying herself for the deadly dive down...”

ANiMOZ #005

Code: AUDAX

Common name: Wedge-tailed Eagle

Taxonomy: Aquila audax

Level: APEX | Form: PREDATOR | Status: COMMON

BiOME: Mountain WILDCARD

Overcomes: Fire | Flood | Drought | Persecution

Powers: ELECTROVISION | SOAR

Weaknesses: POISON

 

BOMBi

“There is a salty tang to the air as BOMBi starts his morning rounds. Living along the eastern Coast makes that common, but it’s not the ocean he is interested in. His TUBE ATTACK helps him fulfil his primary Superpower: GARDENER, as he plays a critical role in this seaside BiOME. BOMBi is a Pollinator, helping native flowers to be fertilised whilst feeding himself at the same time. But danger is nearby, as a swarm of SUCHi approach! He quickly hovers above the petals he was poised upon, and makes his getaway...”

ANiMOZ #405

Code: BOMBi

Common name: Teddy bear bee

Taxonomy: Amegilla bombiformis

Level: BASE | Form: Pollinator | Status: Infrequent

BiOME: Coast

Overcomes: Flood | Drought | Persecution

Powers: TUBE ATTACK | GARDENER

Weaknesses: SUCHi | POISON

 

BOREE

“A trickle of water is all that smothers the birdsong in this crisp Mountain dawn, 1300m above sea level in a muddy bog. Other creatures are slowly waking and venturing out from their logs and burrows. Croaking starts to sound over the grasses, and BOREE joins in with his notable ‘SQUELCH’! He has adapted to a life void of fear, for although he can fall prey to FERA and some other Predators, his VENOM Superpower helps keep him safe. His real threat comes from something unseen; a disease striking at species like his. This is made worse as BOREE loses his home to human encroachment. He sounds his call, hoping a female BOREE will hear him. They are Critically Endangered, so every chance to grow the population is important…”

ANiMOZ #200

Code: BOREE

Common name: Southern corroboree frog 

Taxonomy: Pseudophryne corroboree

Level: OMNI | Form: Flee | Status: Highly Rare

BiOME: Mountain | Forest | River

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: VENOM | THREATPOSE

Weaknesses: DISEASE | FERA

 

BOYDii

“A loud drop hits the leaf in front of him; BOYDii flinches, his attention having been on a tasty-looking insect hovering nearby. Whilst preparing to make his move and have an early dinner, he hears the telltale shriek of a WING species above him. Without hesitation, he fires up his TREEVOLVE Power, spinning round the wide trunk upon which he sat, out of sight of the piercing eyes above...”

ANiMOZ #204

Code: BOYDii

Common name: Boyd’s forest dragon 

Taxonomy: Lophosaurus boydii

Level: OMNI | Form: Flee | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: Forest

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: THERMOCONFORM | TREEVOLVE

Weaknesses: WING | CONSTRICTION

 

EQUES

“The seaweed sways gently in the dappled sunlight of the shallow waters. Coast creatures dart in and out of the refuge, some hunting prey, others searching for mates. In amongst the grasses sits a stationary EQUES, using her Invisibility and Fincrypsis Powers to go unnoticed. She has just laid eggs and left them with a male, and must now be shortly on her way to find food. But the further she ventures from this camouflaged home, the weaker her Invisibility becomes - and the dark waters of the Ocean hold terrifying animals of the deep...”

ANiMOZ #109

Code: EQUES

Common name: Leafy seadragon

Taxonomy: Phycodurus eques

Level: Carn | Form: Defend | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: Coast

Overcomes: Fire/Flood/Drought

Powers: Invisibility | Fincrypsis

Weaknesses: Speed | Rigidity

 

GANDJii

“It is in the heat of the day that GANDJii looks down into the plunge pool that surrounds his sunbaking rock. Deep in the heart of Australia’s Arnhem Land, there are reddish sandstone banks all around him. Having not eaten for a while, it’s time to dive back in and find those tasty plants along the rocky bottom. But he must be careful - STONi lurks nearby, and may be looking for a midday snack.”

ANiMOZ #308

Code: GANDJii

Common name: Sandstone snake-necked turtle

Taxonomy: Chelodina burrungandjii

Level: HERB | Form: DEFEND | Status: INFREQUENT

BiOME: RIVER

Overcomes: Fire | Flood

Powers: NECKSTEND | COLLAPSE

Weaknesses: STONi | Distance

 

MiCRODON

“Ripples barely touch the surface of this murky waterway as a huge shadow moves along the floor. Using her massive saw to scuttle DESTRUCTOR from his hiding place, MiCRODON’s Saw Attack leaves little in its wake. She has crossed the Ocean to be here for the warmer months, as one of her weaknesses is a rapid drop in water temperature. She has entered this River via a tributary from the Coast, and is on the hunt for her prey...”

ANiMOZ #107

Code: MiCRODON

Common name: Largetooth sawfish

Taxonomy: Pristis microdon

Level: Carn | Form: Defend | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: River + Coast

Overcomes: Fire/Flood

Powers: SAW ATTACK | ENDURANCE

Weaknesses: Tempdrop | STONi

 

RiACU

“RiACU raises her head from the warm rock upon which she has rested all afternoon. A slight breeze has slipped across her tail, moving up the mountain. Sensing a cool change, she uses her THERMOREGULATION Power to maximise the last of the sun's rays, but she must be wary: Apex Wing species like AUDAX are never far away. Whilst she can be active during daylight or night, it is becoming cold: better to find a hollow to rest in until the morning.

ANiMOZ #105

Code: RiACU

Common name: Red-bellied black snake

Taxonomy: Pseudechis porphyriacus

Level: CARN | Form: Venom | Status: Common | BiOME: Mountain + Scrub + Coast

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: Submersion | Thermoregulation

Weaknesses: Cannibalism | APEX-WING

 

“Deep in the dark of the forest under a starlit night sky, RiNU emerges from a hollow log. Wind whispers through the grass - everything else is silent. She’s aware that dangers are everywhere, but as an Apex predator she must find food. Her night vision and teeth attack mean that only HARRiSii is an immediate problem, but she must also contend with a habitat getting smaller and smaller as more of the humans build houses and roads...”

ANiMOZ #001

Code: RiNU

Common name: Eastern quoll

Taxonomy: Dasyurus viverrinus

Level: APEX | Form: PREDATOR | Status: HIGHLY RARE

BiOME: Forest + Scrub

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: NIGHTVISION | TREECLIMB

Weaknesses: HARRiSii | APEX-WING

 

RUFUS

“RUFUS surveys his surroundings. Rich, red sand stretches into the horizon, and the shade he now stands in offers just a little relief from the scorching sun. He has used his WRESTLE Power to rid himself of a competitor, but he is alert - iNGO is always on the prowl, and she comes in packs. Whilst he - as a big male - may not be a target, his nearby females with joeys in pouch are not so safe...”

ANiMOZ #306

Code: RUFUS

Common name: Red kangaroo

Taxonomy: Macropus rufus

Level: Herb | Form: Flee | Status: Common | BiOME: Desert + Scrub

Overcomes: Fire

Powers: ELASTALEG | WRESTLE

Weaknesses: iNGO

 

TORO

“It is breeding season in the rainforest, and TORO listens attentively to the loud, repeated trills coming from males close by. But her attention is suddenly swayed by a movement among the moist mud along the riverbank, over which she is perched: a small sight of scales, giving away its position. In a swift flurry, TORO’s bright yellow head streaks through the air, down, to execute her Sally-pounce Power and take the wriggling prey back up to the branch. After a feed, perhaps she can listen once again for a suitable mate.”

ANiMOZ #108

Code: TORO

Common name: Yellow-billed kingfisher | Taxonomy: Syma torotoro

Level: CARN | Form: FLEE | Status: INFREQUENT

BiOME: RIVER + Sky

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: Sally-pounce | Water skim

Weaknesses: CONSTRICTION | APEX-WING

 

ViRiD

“A shimmering green merges with the bright, wet leaves of the forest. With head raised, ViRiD waits patiently for her prey to look away, before striking! Aside from a brief squawk, the kill is silent, and she firmly wraps her body around her meal. Her CONSTRICTION Power makes this an easy victory, and as a Predator with few creatures capable of spotting her amongst the treetops, she can safely enjoy her success...”

 

ANiMOZ #101

Code: ViRiD

Common name: Green tree python

Taxonomy: Morelia viridis

Level: Carn | Form: Predator | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: Forest

Overcomes: Drought | Flood

Powers: Accordistrike | Constriction

Weaknesses: WING

 

SPECIES INFO COMING SOON:

CiNE!

(Phascolarctos cinereus victor)

BRACHY!

(Setonix brachyurus)

DESTRUCTOR!

(Cherax destructor)

ECTO!

(Pteropus alecto)

ENSiS!

(Paratya australiensis)

FOLCEN!

(Petaurus norfolcensis)

FORSTER!

(Neoceratodus forsteri)

FULi!

(Trichosurus vulpecula fuliginosus)

GANTEUS!

(Varanus giganteus)

GiGA!

(Macropus giganteus)

EXiMi!

(Platycercus eximius)

GOLi!

(Eurycnema goliath)

HERMAN!

(Pseudomys hermannsburgensis)

HARRiSii!

(Sarcophilus harrisii)

HORRiD!

(Moloch horridus)

iNGO!

(Canis lupus dingo)

iRLiNG!

(Selenocosmia stirlingi)

KREF!

(Lasiorhinus krefftii)

LAGOTi!

(Macrotis lagotis)

LANDi!

(Dromaius novaehollandiae)

LEPiD!

(Oxyuranus microlepidotus)

MENGDEN!

(Pseudonaja mengdeni)

MODESTA!

(Ardea alba modesta)

MONTE!

(Phyllium monteithi)

NOVA!

(Dacelo novaeguineae)

OBES!

(Triaenodon obesus)

PARVU!

(Burramys parvus)

PEELii!

(Maccullochella peelii)

RiA!

(Ptiloris victoriae)

REUS!

(Iridomyrmex purpureus)

SCiATU!

(Myrmecobius fasciatus)

STONi!

(Crocodylus johnstoni)

STREN!

(Ninox strenua)

STRiGO!

(Podargus strigoides)

SUCHi!

(Iridomyrmex suchieri)

TiBi!

(Gymnorhina tibicen)

XANTHO!

(Petrogale xanthopus)

YAN!

(Malurus cyaneus)

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