MiCRODON Largetooth sawfish - ANiMOZ - Fight for Survival
MiCRODON - ANiMOZ - Fight for Survival - Australian animals collectible card game - Species profile - Larget

MiCRODON - Largetooth sawfish

“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

Superpowers:

SAW ATTACK

With a spiky weapon attached to the front of her face, MiCRODON uses her Saw Attack to slash at groups of fish that try to hurry past her, or to stir up dense soil underwater to find hidden feasts. Her saw (also known as ‘rostrum’) can be 20-30% as long as her body, and has 14-24 teeth running equally along the sides.

ENDURANCE

MiCRODON has an amazing ability to swim long distances, with a distribution area around the globe of more than 7 million square kilometres! Being able to traverse large areas is helped by his ability to survive in both fresh- and salt-water.

REVERSE

If caught in a tight spot, or suddenly confronted with a threat, MiCRODON can exit rapidly by using her amazing Reverse power to swim backwards!

SCALE

When moving upriver, MiCRODON will sometimes come across a waterfall or rapid that is in his way. Using his Scale power, he puts his pectoral fins to use in order to climb up the obstacle or, if climbing isn’t possible, he will jump - sometimes more than two times his body length!

Weaknesses:

TEMPDROP

Whilst she can happily survive in waters ranging from around 24 - 32 degrees Celsius, MiCRODON is in trouble if the temperature plummets. Any water that falls below 19 degrees will kill her, meaning use of her Endurance Superpower can be lifesaving!

STONi

If up against STONi in a Clash, MiCRODON automatically loses to this fearless predator.

Australian River - River Illustration - ANiMOZ BiOME Art
MiCRODON - ANiMOZ - Fight for Survival - Australian animals collectible card game - Species profile - Larget
Eastern Quoll, Quoll, Species Report, Australian wildlife, ANiMOZ, Card Game, STEM, Conservation Education

Species Report: RiNU the Eastern Quoll

By Ranger Tessa - ANiMOZ Ecologist | August 29, 2022

The Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is RiNU! RiNU come in two colour morphs: dark and fawn. A litter of RiNU can include both colours! RiNU was once found across eastern Australia but is now restricted to Tasmania.  RiNU are nocturnal, hunting alone at night. About the Eastern Quoll Though she be but little, she is …

Species Report: RiNU the Eastern Quoll Read More »

Official Species Poster Giveaway!

By HeadRanger | June 24, 2022

Win 1 of 5 giant Species Posters featuring every ANiMOZ species! As an ANiMOZ Ranger, your job is to learn as much as you can about Australian wildlife, and work to protect our many endangered animals. So to help you fully appreciate all the different species that make up the World of ANiMOZ, we’re giving …

Official Species Poster Giveaway! Read More »

OLi Red Handfish Australian Wildlife Trading Card Game Animal Facts Education

Species Report: OLi the Red Handfish

By Ranger Tessa - ANiMOZ Ecologist | June 18, 2022

The Red Handfish (Thymichthys politus) is OLi – the world’s rarest fish! The Red Handfish is found in only two small patches of reef in south-eastern Tasmania There are only around 100 adult OLi left in the wild! They are so rare that scientists will not disclose where their second population is to prevent poaching …

Species Report: OLi the Red Handfish Read More »

iNGO Dingo Australian Wildlife Trading Card Game Animal Facts Education

Species Report: iNGO the Dingo

By Ranger Tessa - ANiMOZ Ecologist | February 16, 2022

The Australian Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is iNGO – an Apex Predator from the ANiMOZ Scrub BiOME! iNGO arrived in Australia on boats with Indonesian seafarers sometime between 8000-4000 years ago and are most closely related to the New Guinea Singing Dog They live in family groups and are an important part of the ecosystems …

Species Report: iNGO the Dingo Read More »

From the Field: Ranger Zali talks about iNGO!

By HeadRanger | January 12, 2022

From the Field: Headquarters speaks to real-life Rangers working to save ANiMOZ species like iNGO the Dingo! In our From the Field series, we talk to people working across Australia to save the many animals you know from the World of ANiMOZ. Today, we hear from Ranger Zali from the Australian Dingo Foundation!   Ranger …

From the Field: Ranger Zali talks about iNGO! Read More »

HORRiD, thorny dragon, thorny devil, lizard, australia, amazing animals, capillaration, ANiMOZ, fight for survival, card game, animal cards, educational toys

Species Report: HORRiD the Thorny Dragon

By Ranger Tessa - ANiMOZ Ecologist | April 27, 2021

HORRiD is the thorny dragon (Moloch horridus)!   Species report on the thorny devil A real-life dragon with fantastic superpowers lives in the Australian desert! Horridus – their scientific name – means “bristly”, named for their spikey appearance The thorny dragon only eats ants, and can only feed when the temperature is above 24 degrees! …

Species Report: HORRiD the Thorny Dragon Read More »

Species Report: CORO the Purple-Crowned Fairywren

By Ranger Tessa - ANiMOZ Ecologist | April 12, 2021

CORO is the purple-crowned fairywren (Malurus coronatus)!   Species report on the purple-crowned fairywren Coronatus – CORO’s scientific name – literally translates to “crowned” An adult wren only weighs 9-13 grams There are two subspecies: the purple-crowned fairywren and McGilivray’s fairywren They live across the northern portion of Australia, from the Kimberly to the Gulf …

Species Report: CORO the Purple-Crowned Fairywren Read More »

Junior Rangers from Newland Park Kindergarten in South Australia play the ANiMOZ Trading Card Game - Kids learn about Australia's endangered species - ANiMOZ Fight for Survival Card Game - Numbat - Education - Australia

Ranger Community: “The children can learn more about why these animals are under threat…”

By HeadRanger | March 15, 2021

In our Ranger Community series, we hear from ANiMOZ Rangers out in the field about how they use the game to learn about, teach about and support wildlife. The Rangers from Newland Park Kindergarten shared their recent newsletter article with Headquarters about how they use ANiMOZ!   Read it in full here: Amelia and her …

Ranger Community: “The children can learn more about why these animals are under threat…” Read More »

FULi - ANiMOZ - Card game - Australian animals - Wildlife education - Golden brushtail possum

Species Report: FULi the Golden brushtail possum

By Ranger Tessa - ANiMOZ Ecologist | February 4, 2021

FULi is the Golden brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula fuliginosus)!   Species report on the Golden brushtail possum FULi is the same species as the Common brushtail possum, but with a genetic mutation that makes their fur a golden colour Their colour makes them conspicuous to predators, so they are rare and found primarily in Tasmania  …

Species Report: FULi the Golden brushtail possum Read More »

Foundation for Australia's Most Endangered Species - ANiMOZ Conservation 2020 - Brush-tailed rock-wallaby, Tasmanian devil, Eastern quoll, Australian wildlife, conservation, endangered species,

How ANiMOZ Helped Australian Wildlife in 2020

By HeadRanger | January 1, 2021

2020 was the first full year of ANiMOZ being out in the Ranger community! Whilst it was a challenging 12 months both for Rangers and endangered species, we’re proud to say we helped make an impact. We supported three organisations working to save some of your favourite ANiMOZ creatures out in the wild: Foundation for …

How ANiMOZ Helped Australian Wildlife in 2020 Read More »