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Yatt are Yindako's arthropod answer of Earth's fish, higher in the food chain. The lower members are Endaki lancelets. They are in the same group of animals as the Avibs, called the Verates. (Characterized by three body segments and two pairs of distinct legs/fins).

This one is the Needle Yatt (Acutesta acus), also known as the Silvershell, are large (3-4 meters long) predatory yatt characterized by a large carapace sporting a needle-like tip, covering the head, and like mandibles. They are a popular delicacy on Yindako, for their abundance in meat in the carapace and tail, prepared and eaten like lobster. They are mostly a reef-dwelling species, although they can also be found in the Mesopelagic zone, and mostly swim near the surface to cooperatively hunt schools of Foil Lancelets. They rest on the bottom of the reef at night or during storms. Their swimming mechanism of the tail is an up-and-down motion, like a dolphin. They use their spear to slash at or injure prey as well as use their tail in a slapping motion to stun.
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