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coral reef Nudidraks ref. sheet by The-Monster-Shop coral reef Nudidraks ref. sheet by The-Monster-Shop
Most important points for designing your own: 
  • They are soft bodied creatures, meaning they don't have scales, spines, or shells. 
  • They can have any colors/ markings that you would find in a coral reef, so a lot! lol
  • Fins are only found on the tail and the back of their arms!! Not on the body/head. 
  • Don't use the restricted features listed here: Nudidrak Restricted Features

Nudidraks are semi-open species, meaning you can make your own, but you must follow the rules listed here: Nudidrak Species Rules (semi-open species)
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Basics:
Nudidraks are smallish (about a foot long at adulthood) venomous creatures that live in coral reefs and have many color and marking variations. They can be kept as pets, but it is rather uncommon.   
 
~ Nudidraks~
Coral reef Variety 

Anatomy:
  • skin: their skin is thin, slimy, and flexible. Similar to a frog or a squid/ octopus. Their skin dries out quickly if left out of water. 
  • eyes and feelers: Though nudidraks have large eyes, they cannot see very well and are mostly nocturnal. Feelers can be found on different spots on their face, most commonly on the nose, mouth, and top of the head. These help them navigate the coral reef in the dark. The feelers can be many different shapes and sizes. 
  • venom sacs: The production and potency of a nudidrak's venom is completely based on their diet. There are two venom sacs; each behind the eyeballs, right above the cheek and upper jaw. The venom sacs are connected to two retractable fangs that are only used when the nudidrak is hunting or defending itself. 
  • Ink pouch: Nudidraks are able to shoot ink out of small openings in the wall of their nostrils. The ink creates a dark cloud that acts like a smoke-screen and allows the nudidrak to escape predators and preserve its venom until it really needs it. The ink comes in a variety of colors (always dark). 
  • Limbs and talons: Nudidraks spend most of their time in coral reefs, crawling along rocks/ coral/ sand, and little time actually swimming around. This is why they have limbs rather than fins. Their limbs work perfectly in their natural habitat, but they tend to have trouble walking on land, since their limbs are not used to supporting their weight. They have four talons which are very sharp and strong. The talons are used to secure prey, open shellfish, and as self-defense. 
  • Tail: Nudidraks use their large tails to propel them through the water when the swim. Large fins can be found on various places on the tail, but mostly on the sides and the tip of it. The swim bladder is also found within the tail and this is how the Nudidrak controls it's buoyancy. 
  • Growths/cerata: The growths on a Nudidrak's body are called cerata. They can be anywhere on the body and are most numerous along the spine, tail, and the back of the head. They come in many shapes and sizes and serve multiple purposes. The main and most important purpose of the cerata is to obtain oxygen from the water. This is how the Nudidrak breathes.  Other purposes of the cerata are: a display to attract mates, camouflage, and to help appear more threatening to attackers. 
  • Mouth/ teeth: Nudidraks have large mouths that can open very wide and generally swallow prey whole. They have small, narrow, very sharp teeth, and two large retractable fangs. They use the fangs to inject venom into their prey, and then they swallow the prey when it stops struggling. 
Behavior
-Nudidraks are social creatures. They live in small groups, called pods, of about 10 or less.
-A pod consists of a dominant mating pair and mostly family members.
-Nudidraks are playful with pod members. They have been observed playing among pod members with found objects (shells, bones, rocks, etc.), and small living creatures.
-Nudidraks communicate through body language, high pitched clicks, and other high pitched noises.  
-Nudidraks mate for life. 
-Nudidraks are not aggressive unless provoked. They prefer to stay hidden and out of trouble. 
-They are not very territorial. A pod may be protective of a good feeding ground, but that is about the extent of their territoriality.
-They are most active at night and hunt at that time. During the day they rest with their pod or seek out easy prey. 

Early life/ Ageing:
-Nudidraks lay small clutches of eggs (around 5-6 usually). The eggs are fiercely guarded by the pod until they hatch 
-The young Nudidraks hatch looking pretty much like tiny versions of their adult selves. Except for they fact that their cerata and talons are very small and nubby. As they age the cerata lengthen and take on more interesting shapes
They reach adult-hood in around a year, but are usually not ready to leave their pod until about 2 years. Even then, some young stay with the pod throughout their whole life.
-ex. of baby(#3): OPEN 2/5 Nudidrak Babies (Updated) and it's adult version: Oiel 

Diet: 
Nudidraks are carnivorous and will eat pretty much anything they can catch, but they prefer and seek out venomous or stinging creatures such as: jellyfish, certain venomous fish, venomous shellfish/ snails, and venomous sea slugs. They produce and strengthen their own venom by eating these creatures. 


Coloration and Markings: 
-Nudidraks can have any colors or markings that you would find in a coral reef (so A LOT of colors/ markings) go crazy :>

FINAL NOTE: When drawing your nudidrak, you can change proportions and physical appearance to fit your nudidrak's personality, or your art style. But make sure they are still recognizable as a Nudidrak.

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:iconprismofnight:
PrismOfNight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant get one but omg they're so rad I wont say im in love
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I'm glad you like them :>
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:iconprismofnight:
PrismOfNight Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
im glad your glad 2 :)
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eeee ^v^
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Floeur Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh your nudidraks are so adorable!
I'm more and more tempted to get one...!
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thank you! I'm glad you like them :>
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Autumnbirds Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
these are absolutely stunning oh my god
i need one in my life
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;v; I'm glad you like them!
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Dri-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So, the eyes? Are they the dark spots on the face?
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no they're actual eyes, they're appearance is kind of based off of a great white shark's eyes. 
but yeah they're functioning eyes. They just don't have very good eyesight, so they're feelers help them navigate
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Dri-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So both dark spots are the eyes on it? Like one looks like the mouth hole? Like it could be smiling. Haha. I really think they're neat! 
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The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah the dark patch on the mouth is like...its lips i guess, (that was more of a aesthetic thing XD and I did kind of try to make them look like they're smiling lol)
and thank you :> 
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Dri-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooooooo I seeeeeee that makes it much better in my mind than another eye. Hahahah. 
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red-anteater Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
oh gosh
I kinda want one
these are rly cute ;v;
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :>
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:iconpheobetheminion:
PheobeTheMinion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so cute
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :3
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:icondeadonarrival:
deadonarrival Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when will we be able to get one of these? they're quite adorable.
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As soon as I design a few to put up for sale, I might consider doing customs soon too c:
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deadonarrival Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hope it will be soon, they're very cute! i want a few already.
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually designing some now, so it should be pretty soon c:
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:icondeadonarrival:
deadonarrival Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh great i can't wait to see them!
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:iconthe-monster-shop:
The-Monster-Shop Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh hey, here they are by the way: 
Free Raffle! (OPEN) Ends July 27th by The-Monster-Shop
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deadonarrival Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! i entered just now!
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