Jellyeater Species in Etharai | World Anvil


It appears this article is a stub! Alert the author if you'd like to see it expanded.
This article is a work in progress! Expect more content to be added.
This article was created for my Species-A-Day project for 2024! Read more here!
The jelly-eater is a strange-looking fish that can be found in the abyssal depths of Etharai. It is named for its sole diet of jellyfish. It eats species such as the buttercup jellyfish, iridescent jellyfish, moonlight jellyfish, opalescent jellyfish, and rainbow jellyfish, as well as other jellyfish species native to the depths, seemingly indescriminately. Due to its less-than-conventional appearance, it is often avoided by both the abyssal kuuyikar and the xsenda, though both are technically capable of consuming it. Still, it has an alternative name of "the ugly fish", and is often referred to as
EW what in the worldmothers' blue Etharai is THAT?


The jellyeater is technically classified as a fish, within the superclass Osteichthyes and the class Sarcopterygii - lobe finned bony fish. The fish has an incredibly tall back, a wide downward-facing mouth that can unhinge to almost half its length, and jagged, flat teeth that almost never grow straight. Its fins are so small they are almost negligible, though it has two appendages that vaguely resemble tentacles growing from its pectoral areas. It cannot use any of these appendages for movement or navigation, and instead drifts in the strong currents of its habitat. Despite this, it somehow manages to regularly obtain more than enough food to survive, and somehow regularly mates during the mating season.
Scientific Name
Allenypterus deformis
Geographic Distribution


Please Login in order to comment!
Apr 20, 2024 16:00 by jyliet of the house

Those jellyfish on the cover image better be careful! Gonna get gobbled up!

Apr 27, 2024 21:04 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I love weird fish, and this definitely hits all the weird boxes.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Apr 29, 2024 00:23 by spleen

weird fish are the BEST

Have a wonderful day!