Dondokos(ドンドコ dondoko) are one of Tal's primitive creatures belonging to the group of Talyxian species. They are most well known wildlife in Tal, are populating a whole of Tal. There are a few of subspecies living in desert zone.
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Their major bodies are built by red muscular system, also belt-shaped bones, gray reproductive organs and digestive organs. Those give them high motility.
Their longitudinal mouths show that there is a side of their head, but they can run to any direction. They have size as 1 feet 9 inch, and can grow to about 9 feet 8 inch as the largest one of them in length.
Their running speed don't have big difference with an average of Eltus races'. But they can continue running for hours and hours due to their abundant stamina.
They eat foods while slice off corners of those by their teethed longitudinal mouths. Their mouths share a function as vent also, those are divided by a valves. Foods which were taken by them will get their stomachs through clockwise, then will be excreted from mouths.
There are soft sensory organs on soles of their feet, to perceive vibration. The outskirts of soles of their feet are some hard and rubber-like. Soft sensory organs on soles of their feet have fingerprint-like things, experts can distinguish their individual by it.
They are completely omnivorous, and they eat anything if they notice its motion. Also they feed on their own kind often. Their several dozens group are comprised of same size of their individuals. Sometimes they show group of several hundred. All of them reproduce by parthenogenesis.
They are very sensitive for vibration, and they show a strong aggression for the vibration that are caused by creatures who have different size with themselves. They will take advantage of their high stamina to run long distances, chasing down their enemy or prey until they do not have the strength to escape. They will gnaw any prominent parts of their target by group, then finally they will make it a lump of round meat. They do also this behavior to same species of them who is different size from group of their same size. And after all, they will make different size ones a lump of round meat that have no legs. But this case functions as their reproduction system also. Lacked legs ones will adhere to the place, will turn one's reproductive organs active, and will bear a new bulbs of them. New bulbs also form a group that are comprised of same size of them, but there are high death rate due to a rapid change of their weight by growth. In contrast with this, matured ones have no longer big change of their weight. Because of this, large size of them can form bigger group.
Incidentally, they don't eat carrion of them who died by natural death, in any cases.
Relation with people
While they are treated as terrible and harmful creatures for sentient species, people also know them as common foods. People can eat almost of their bodies and can get good taste from meats of them. Because of this, a lot of "Dondoko meats" are sold in all regions of inhabited areas.
Their group that are comprised of a few member is not so formidable because they escape by themselves when they perceive footsteps from of something who are bigger or more members than them. But they have more aggression when they become bigger or have more members in their group, there are big danger in large of them or their group that are comprised of lots of members.
They mainly react for vibrations that are footsteps by creatures, therefore there are some safe methods to move near them: Crawling like a leeches. Using the vehicles moving with the wheel like a cars. - They don't care to those vibrations. Because of this, people generally use cars to get safety in areas that they inhabit. There's also some other methods to play safe: To vault over cliffs and so on. To shin up a tree and stay there for a while.
There are trend that become more nervous and clannish for heterogeneous things in large group of them. Therefore large cars show that there is large group of dondokos in that areas, and its neighborhood being dangerous areas.