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Trench Scorpion by Eclectixx Trench Scorpion by Eclectixx
The trench scorpion is distantly related to terrestrial scorpions. While most of the eurypterid sea scorpions of the Ordovician either went extinct or evolved to live on land, one species has remained in the inky blackness of the Mariana Trench where it has eluded scientific discovery until recently. This sea scorpion uses a bioluminous lure which grows on one of a pair of antennae. When the trench scorpion senses movement near the lure, it strikes with its venomous stinger and grabs its prey with formidable pincers. The creature has the peculiar habit of walking backwards on the trench floor, and since it has long ago lost its eyes in the black abyss, it looks very much as though its "tail" is actually its "head."
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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*SickJoe said everthing!
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SickJoe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
really clever concept. i enjoy your lovecraftian stuff but your original creatures are even better ;)
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Chrestovenator Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This is so cool. The thought that something like this lurks in the deep places of the world fills me with joyful terror. If a relict eurypterid ever does get dredged up, I'm declaring you a prophet ;) .
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WaterlightFading Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is astounding! I'm almost at a loss for words, but I have to say SOMETHING. I love it when people design species and invent new creatures, especially if they aren't the stereotypical furry wolf or cat things. This is creativity, right here. In an amazing, spine tingling way.

This coming from a bugophobe. :)
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad that you like my creature.
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Qoi1994 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Does this creature exist ?
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Eclectixx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, this is an original creation of my own.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
LOVE the subtle shading and highlights on the carapace...Beautiful work!
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Zyryphocastria Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
love the atmosphere~ great job
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auroralee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Wow! I wouldn't want to meet that in a dark alley
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