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RiACU - Red-Bellied Black Snake

“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



RiACU uses his SUBMERSION power to hunt underwater and evade predators!


RiACU lives across a number of different climates, making it crucial for her to be able to maintain a safe body temperature. Her amazing THERMOREGULATION power enables her to manage this through using external elements like warm rocks or shady spots.



Juvenile RiACUs must watch out for their older conspecifics (the same species) as they’re in danger of being eaten!


RiACU automatically loses a Clash to a Wing species of the Apex level

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