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Dunkleosteus Fish

This gigantic, prehistoric fish has a head like a snapping turtle, complete with sharp, toothlike plates.

Dunkleosteus Fish CR 6

Source Bestiary 6 pg. 129
XP 2,400
N Huge animal (aquatic)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +15

Defense

AC 19, touch 10, flat-footed 17 (+2 Dex, +9 natural, –2 size)
hp 75 (10d8+30)
Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +6

Offense

Speed swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +16 (3d8+15/19–20 plus grab)
Space 15 ft., Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks gulp, swallow whole (1d10 bludgeoning damage, AC 14, 7 hp)

Statistics

Str 30, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 6
Base Atk +7; CMB +19 (+23 grab); CMD 31
Feats Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Perception, Swim), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +15, Swim +30; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception

Ecology

Environment any oceans
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Gulp (Ex) A dunkleosteus can open its giant mouth in a fraction of a second, creating a vortex that draws a target in. When underwater, a dunkleosteus gains an additional 5 feet of reach with its bite attack and a +2 bonus on combat maneuver checks when attempting to grapple.

Description

A dunkleosteus is a massive fish with a bony head, armor plating, and a beak-like maw capable of creating a vortex that siphons in its prey. Despite growing to over 30 feet in length and weighing 8,000 pounds, dunkleosteuses are agile swimmers. These voracious predators think nothing of swimming into estuaries where the brine of the sea extends, lying in wait under piers or in the shallows along shorelines, patiently watching for a chance to lunge up and snap their jaws around unsuspecting prey that has come to the water’s edge to fish or swim.