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Luminous Oppugno by MichaelBeaudry Luminous Oppugno by MichaelBeaudry
Named for the Latin word for 'attack', the Luminous Oppugno is a crafty aquatic predator. Primarily nocturnal, it uses its bioluminescent-tipped rods to attract prey. Once within range, the main grasping appendage shoots out and arrests the unsuspecting victim with vigorous tenacity. Being fully aquatic (dwelling rather deeply at that) as well as nocturnal, the oppugno rarely comes into contact with sunlight, and thus has lost the capability of its ancestors to harness energy from photons. Thus, the creature must rely exclusively on its skill as a predator to meet its energy requirements. An adult oppugno usually tops out at around 5 feet long.
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Khialat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really neat creature! Reminds me of an Anomalocaris :)
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MichaelBeaudry Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I love anomalocaris, and I probably had them in mind subconsciously when designing this one.
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capheind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Equal parts nautilus and rowboat, I dig it. 
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Photographer
It's a frightening creature, but still beautiful.
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space-commander Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :)
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are those black button-looking things vestigial eyes?
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! :omfg: Very good! :)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
incredible!
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bronzebug Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome Well done :D
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Green-souls Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
kool
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