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Segnothus
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Names
Titles Slow Frog
Nicknames Segno
General Info
Species Amphibian
Habitats Marshlands
Sunken Hollow
Abysmal Trench
Flooded Forest
Size Large
Relatives None
Signature Move Water Spit
Elements Element Water Water
Ailments Element Water Waterblight
Status Gooey Gooey
Weaknesses Element Thunder Thunder
Creator MonsterHunterFlacko

Segnothus (サラマチ, Saramachi) is an Amphibian.

Physiology

Segnothus is a dark brown Amphibian with irregular orange patterns. Their undersides are covered in large, yellow blotches. Each individual has a unique pattern. Its large head has orange, star-shaped gills on its cheeks along with two, small, semicircular black fins that extend from the top of its beady eyes to the back of its head. Its tail is long, broad, and has a silver fin with jagged edges. Its has thick legs with four clawed toes on its front feet and five on its back feet. All four feet have webbing between the toes.

Abilities

Segnothus can spit sticky saliva to subdue prey. Because of its lethargic nature, they are aren't exactly active hunters, so they use their glue-like saliva to incapacitate prey which allows them to feast at their leisure. This mucus also helps to deter predators. Their skin is coated in an oily film to keep in moist and aid in swimming.

Habitat

Segnothus lives in clean bodies of freshwater and muddy swamps.

Ecology

Information

Segnothus
No available icon. Slow-moving, dim-witted, Amphibians that primarily inhabit swamps. They produce an oily fluid that keeps their skin moist and aids them in swimming. They can also produce sticky mucus-like saliva that they use to trap prey and hinder predators.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Caudata
  • Suborder: Slow Frog
  • Family: Segno

Segnothus is in the class Fanged Wyverns.

Habitat Range

Segnothus's preferred habitat is the Sunken Hollow and Marshlands of the Old World. In the New World, they can be encountered in the Flooded Forest. Recently, they have been discovered to be native to the Abysmal Trench.

Ecological Niche

Segnothus is somewhere in the middle of the food chain. It leaves its mouth wide open while submerged in water and waits for prey, usually a fish or the like, to draw near. It lives with more dangerous monsters such as Rathian, Khezu, Shogun Ceanataur, Najarala, Scolocade, Deviljho, and Chameleos.

Biological Adaptations

Segnothus's skin is covered in an oily substance. This fluid allows it to move swiftly through water and mud, along with the webbing on its feet. This oil is produced in its body and is secreted through pores in its skin. It can produce and spit out adhesive saliva at prey and predators, allowing it to eat with no problems or escape from a potential fight. The fins on its body are sensitive to changes in its environment and it will flee should it sense incoming danger. It takes a long time to respond to outside stimuli. For example, it can take up to five seconds to process pain. This is perhaps due to its primitive nervous system.

Behavior

Segnothus has notoriously dim intellect, and often appear to be unaware of whatever it is they're doing. Sluggish by nature, it tends to bump into objects inadvertently while swimming. It takes a long time to respond to outside stimuli. For example, it can take up to five seconds to process pain. It hunts for food by leaving its mouth wide open in water and waiting for its prey to draw near.

Etymology

Segnothus's name is derived from the Latin word "segnis, meaning slow or sluggish. Its Japanese name, Salamachi, is a combination of salamander and numachi 沼地, the Japanese word for swamp.

Notes

  • Its head, back, front legs, and tail can be broken.
  • When low on stamina, Segnothus will be unable to spit and its skin will become dry.
  • They will eat from fishing spots to recover stamina.
  • Segnothus's roar requires Earplugs to block.

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