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U-watsi by V4m2c4 U-watsi by V4m2c4
U-watsi

Semi aquatic herbivores, the U-watsi live in tight-nit family groups. Females carry their "exposed fetuses" up to the birthing, where they then expel, the fully capable offspring, into bodies of water. There the chicks will grow and undergo their metamorphosis to their adult form.

A symbiotic relationship is common between the U-watsi and Ka-wenu. while the U-watsi has a superb sense of smell the Ka-wenu has keen eye sight. The Ka-wenu also feeds on parasites especially those which are detrimental to the fetal growth. Ka-wenu are highly territorial of their U-watsi, especially male U-watsi, as female Ka-wenu lay their single egg within their dorsal fans.

I put a little hight comparison chart there to help everyone get a better understanding of scale.
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Those fetuses are so gross but kinda cool.
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firewyrm2018 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the sand beasts for a book I read a wile ago. 
Exept the sand beasts had exposed stomach sacs that would detach when full, then the creature would lay eggs in them. 
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Roflhoundx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your imagination is wild dude. xD
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Pikapikachuchuchibi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I have a feeling you're going to be the next avatar creature designer. I wouldn't be surprised if they came across your designs and requested some stuff. Great designs and colouring, too. I can never seem to get the textures OR colouring right. 
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
WOW that is so nice of you to say!! I hope that happens! 
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Pikapikachuchuchibi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Hehe no problem you deserve it. I'll also wait eagerly for your art to make it big x3
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Foedawg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Reminds me of a mandrill :)
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blakjak21 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the concept : p
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see U rollin I likin :D
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DOCNFOID Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail is fantastic, and the coloration is great. This creature definitely looks alien and unusual. The musculature is impressive.

But I have to ask. What is the evolutionary advantage to having exposed fetuses in (what appear to be) delicate sacs? They appear to be easily removable (maybe I'm wrong here). I don't understand what the purpose of this adaptation is.
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