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Of Penguins & Lantern Fish

Posted by Suzie Ford on Nov 12, 2015  | Comments

Of Penguins & Lantern Fish - ARK: Survival Evolved - MMORPG.com

Never one to let players rest easy in a world of survival of the fittest action, ARK: Survival Evolved developers are treating players to an interesting pair of new additions to the bestiary in the form of a prehistoric penguin and a deep sea angler fish, Melanocetus Anglerpescum.

Like typical Anglerfish, the Melanocetus primarily uses its bioluminescent light pods to attract smaller fish and trick them into coming close enough for it to consume the prey. This often makes wild Melanocetus itself relatively easy to spot among the briny depths. Whether its size is caused by adaptation to the island's other inhabitants, or by cross-breeding with another larger species, Melanocetus Anglerpescum is one of the largest form of Anglerfish. Additionally, a tamed Anglerfish can use the natural light at the end of its stalks to illuminate the depths for safe exploration, and the luminescent nodules can be harvested to create long-lasting fuel and organic light emplacements for surface homes, too.

Read more on the ARK: Survival Evolved site. Oh, and be sure to check out the many ways in which a prehistoric penguin can end your days of glory in the video below.


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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom