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This article contains information that is updated for the latest Experimental Version of Subnautica: Below Zero. Players using stable mode may find this information inaccurate.


This article is about the Squidshark. You may be looking for the Brute Shark.

The Squidshark is an aggressive fauna species found in the Deep Lilypads CaveDeep Twisty Bridges and the Lilypad Islands.

Appearance

The Squidshark has a bulky anterior region with a slender, streamlined posterior, tapering to a point at each end and lacking a tail fin. It utilizes countershading to help it remain camouflaged, with a dark blue dorsal side and a greyish-white belly that lets it blend in with the ice/sky above when viewed from below, and the dark sea when viewed from above.

A large shark-like dorsal fin is situated around one third of the way down the back with four drastically smaller fins running in a line behind it. It has two very long pelvic fins around half the length of the entire body with two translucent blue tendrils beneath of them. There is an extra fin sitting on top of the head and a long fin running down the underside of the tail like that of a knifefish.

The Squidshark's mouth has an odd structure; six flaps of skin close together creating a face that tapers to a point, however these flaps can open to expose a jaw that protrudes outwards from the mouth and has seventeen long black tooth-like structures to capture prey items. Its eyes are small and black with a rectangular pupil that glows red. Behind each is a siphon.

Behavior

The Squidshark is a carnivorous creature and can be seen preying on smaller fauna. While pursuing a target, the flaps on its face open and reveal a large, protruding jaw. If the Squidshark manages to catch the player, it will grab them and deal 40 damage, but the player will escape by forcing their way out of its mouth. However, if this attack is performed and the player has 40 or less health, they will fail to escape its hold and slip into its mouth, which results in an instant kill.

If the player is inside of a vehicle and is within close proximity of a Squidshark, it will perform an electrical attack with its tentacles, whipping them towards whatever is in front of the creature. This attack will temporarily disable the vehicle's power, leaving it open to further attacks.

Databank Entry

Squidshark
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Squidshark Ency

A leviathan-class predator at the smaller end of the scale, with complex, squid-like adaptations which allow it to hunt a wide range of prey.

-Expels swallowed seawater through vents on either side of its body, providing slow and steady jet propulsion, or terrifying bursts of speed

-An internal jaw can be extended and clamped down around small prey, dragging them inside the mouth whole

-Two blue, electrified tentacles drag beneath its body, used to perform hit and run attacks on larger, slower targets, subduing them over time

Source: Scan Squidsharks

Design

The Squidshark is a large predatory species that fills a similar ecological niche to sharks on Earth. It takes design inspiration from cephalopods and sharks, specifically the goblin shark for the protruding jaw. Just behind the eyes are a pair of hollow tubes that appear similar in appearance to the specialized siphons of octopuses.

Sounds

File Type
Sfx creature squidshark bite 01
Bite
Sfx creature squidshark bitelong 01
Long bite
Sfx creature squidshark roar 01
Roar
Sfx creature squidshark death 01
Death
Sfx creature squidshark flinch 01
Flinch 1
Sfx creature squidshark flinch 02
Flinch 2
Sfx creature squidshark flinch 03
Flinch 3
Sfx creature squidshark idle 01
Idle 1
Sfx creature squidshark idle 02
Idle 2
Sfx creature squidshark idle 03
Idle 3
Sfx creature squidshark cine death 01
Cinematic Death
Sfx creature squidshark cine escape 01
Cinematic Escape
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry loop 01
Angry swim loop
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry os 01
Angry swim 1
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry os 02
Angry swim 2
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry os 03
Angry swim 3
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry os 04
Angry swim 4
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry os 05
Angry swim 5
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry os 06
Angry swim 6
Sfx creature squidshark swimangry os 07
Angry swim 7

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Squidshark's electrical attack is similar to the Crabsquid's EMP blast.
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