The Selagal are a race of Abgal that share characteristics with sharks and inhabit many of the great trenches along coastlines. They are fierce warriors and powerful hunters; however, they can still be civil when the time comes, they are not savages.
Anatomy & Morphology
They are anthropomorphic, with two arms, two legs and a dense cartilaginous endoskeleton. Their forms appear hunched with flat chests and large backs that sport a dorsal fin. They have wide hips allowing room for their thick tails to tuck between their legs, allowing for more effective and comfortable swimming. Their tails end in a caudal fin and they have smaller fins along their arms and legs to aid in mobility under water. Their hands and feet are webbed and they only have three toes and fingers. Their skin consists of dermal denticles, like that of sharks.
Males or often larger and stronger than females; however, females are more aggressive and have stronger immune systems since they bear children.
Genetics and Reproduction
They mate as most animals do; however, females produce eggs, that hatch within the womb. The gestation period is about 12 months, with the eggs hatching after about 10.
Growth Rate & Stages
They reach adolescence within 8 to 10 years and adulthood in 16 to 18.
Dietary Needs and Habits
They are carnivores.
Their heads are roughly human-shaped; however, their heads protrude more, with their head base being more to the back of their skulls. Their eyes are small and on the corners of their heads, their mouths stretch out to meet their eyes in width and their noses are small and centred. However, their features can vary greatly, following the appearances of shark species.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Their base senses are superior to that of other races, especially underwater. They also have electroreceptors allowing them to detect the electromagnetic fields of other creatures.
Civilization and Culture
First names generally have little bases, besides following the phonetics of their language Eiiote. However, last names are based on family trade.
Major Language Groups and Dialects
Like most of the Abgal, the Selagal don't have a fixed home or united region in which they predominantly reside; however, they do tend to prefer trenches along coastlines.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
They are the most distrusted among the Abgal; however, there is little aversion towards them within the Abgal racial group.
- Genetic Ancestor(s)
- Average Height
- They can vary greatly between 5'0" and 12'0"
- Average Weight
- Their weight varies as much as their height; however, they are generally lighter than they appear.
- Average Length
- Their length is about 20% more than their standing height.
- Average Physique
- Due to thick skin and even fat deposits, they appear to have very smooth forms, with only small hints of muscle or fat. However, most are fit and strong.
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
- Body tint and colour can vary greatly, some even have spots or stripes.
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