THE EVOOR FISH

APPEARANCE - SPECIAL ABILITIES - TERRITORY
HABITAT/BEHAVIOUR - DIET - MATING - USAGES

Appearance. The Evoor, also known as the "Blackdah", is an ocean fish of approximately half a ped in length. It has a large head and gill structure with straight-edged body scales. One dorsal fin sits in the middle of its back and is about a palmspan and a half long and ends in short pointed spikes. It has two fan-shaped pectoral fins just behind the gills and two pelvic fins at the beginning of the breast. It has a short anal fin near the tail. The tail fin is pointed and V-shaped. The color of the Evoor is dark blue-green on its back, so dark it appears black, and lightens down the sides to white at the belly. There is always a black spot behind the head and a number of smaller reddish spots on its upper sides. Return to the top

Special Abilities. The Evoor have no special abilities of notice.
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Territory. Evoor are found throughout the Adanian Sea as far north as the Ice Sea and south to the shores of Aeruillin and as far east as the Isles of R'unor.
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Habitat/Behaviour. The Evoor is an abundant fish and travel in huge scuals of hundreds of thousands, moving north in the spring and summer and south to warmer waters in winter. They are shallow water fish and can be found no deeper than five fathoms.
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Diet. The Evoor eats plankton and all very small sea animals it filters from the water.
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Mating. The Evoor return season after season to the same spawning grounds, which begins in midwinter. They spawn in shallow inshore bays along the continent of Aeruillin or shallow offshore stretches. The female will lay thousands of eggs at a time and they form a layer over the seabed that the male will fertilize by swimming slowly over them using his anal fin to spread his seed. The young hatch in two to three weeks and will spend the first year of their life in these shallow areas.
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Usages. The Evoor has extremely oily flesh and is very rarely used as food. The oil is pressed out of the flesh and used in lamps or other needs. The remainder is often ground, dried and used as a fertilizer. Fisherman also cut it up to use for bait on other food fish.
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