Arabores are a species of large, aquatic rodents indigenous to the planet Toola, a harsh ice world located in the Outer Rim Territories. They usually reach a length between 2.6 and 2.8 meters (8.53 to 9.18 feet).
The species mainly subsist on a diet of fish, although it is supplemented by other food items as well, though these have gone unspecified. Due to their amphibious nature, their bodies have taken a sleek, aquadynamic shape yet are covered in layers of fat for insulation due to the harsh conditions of their snowball planet.
They are a herd animal, grouping together around singular bodies of water in pods consisting of a single bull male and between 2-12 cow females. Males are highly territorial and used their great flat tusks, protruding from a short snout, to viciously defend their turf from intruders and competing bulls, possibly akin to hippopotamuses on Earth.
The sapient Whiphids are known to occasionally hunt Arabores, traditionally utilizing just their hands and tusks. Young hunters often sought to prove themselves against bulls, as would any newly-elected tribal elder, known as Spearmasters.
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