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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Square Manta

Status Animal
Classification carnivore/trapper
Size 30cm
Weight 2kg - 5kg
Homeworld Rann (Solomani Rim 3106)
Multi-world no
Canon no
Reference JTAS Online

The Square Manta is an exothermic insectvore with a long, sticky tongue. Found during a survey of Rann (Solomani Rim 3106), these creatures were adapted as a form of natural insect repellant. Their chitin is a blue-gray appearance, with a few rare specimens a bright green-gray.

The locals use the Square Manta as a form of insect repellant by punching holes in the chitin and hangning them by rope to their bodies. The outer skin is tough enough to act as armor against primitive weapons. And the still living square manta consumes the insects that approach the wearer. In the wild, square mantas tend to float just under the surface of a pond or slow moving river, and snare bugs on he surface of the water.

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This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Eric Funk

This article uses material from the "Square Manta" article on the Traveller wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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