khaateer screech frog
Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaateeeeeeeeeeer! Khaaaaaateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!The khaateer, also known as the screech frog, is a tiny but highly vocal frog native to Janikk, named for its piercing screams to drive away predators.
Ecology and Habitats
The screech frog makes its home in moist, grassy areas, particularly around temporary freshwater wetlands and short-term ponds. They are most common in the subtropical regions of Janikk.
Dietary Needs and Habits
The screech frog survives on a high protein diet consisting mostly of insects, relying on its long tongue and powerful legs to catch its prey.
The screech frog, as its name would suggest, has developed a rather unique defense against predators. In vast contrast to its miniscule size, the khaateer is capable of launching a shrill and devastating auditory attack on the eardrums of any nearby creatures, using its highly grating shrieks to drive away potential predators. The calls of the screech frog have been known to cause temporary deafness, with some cases so severe as to require medical attention to prevent more permanent damage. The Jannadaelox have intentionally kept their settlements far away from natural khaateer territory. While Anemancy could counteract the frog's screams by redirecting the airflow away, this would cause additional complications, potentially even requiring air scrubbers similar to those found in spacecraft to guarantee fresh air. Janikk is a largely wild planet, with plenty of other, more peaceful locations for the young but growing society now sharing its surface.
less than 1in
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Light brown, with darker brown stripes along the side of its body through its eyes