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Barnacle Trout are common saltwater fish that have lived in [[Aloria]] for millennia. They are notable for their diet of crustaceans, principally barnacles, which they eat using their flat teeth. They are also notable for the purple stripe that runs the length of their ocean blue body. They migrate across the world, following ships and feeding on barnacles to stay alive though this habit can lead to problems despite seeming like a good thing for ships on the surface.
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| style="height:20px; width:270px; text-align:center;" | '''Official Name:''' Barnacle Trout.
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| style="height:20px; width:270px; text-align:center;" | '''Common Nicknames:''' Scrapers.
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| style="height:20px; width:270px; text-align:center;" | '''Classification:''' Fish.
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| style="height:20px; width:270px; text-align:center;" | '''Habitat:''' Coastal saltwater areas, mainly near Ithania.
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Barnacle Trouts are common saltwater fish that pose a problem to most sea captains. They enjoy swimming around large ships, as the bottom of a vessel on a long-voyage provides easy access to a large amount of food (Barnacles) to not only survive, but also stay satisfied.


==First Recorded Encounter==
==History==
“As the crew hauled cargo and supplies from Ithania aboard ‘The Sunrider,’ I noticed a small group of rather odd fish swimming around our ship. They seemed to be "sucking" the bottom of ‘The Sunrider,’ then moving on to a different section and repeating the same action. It's hard to tell, as the water is rather murky in this particular spot, but they seem to be about eight inches in length, and they have a soft blue color with an interesting purple stripe.” ~ Excerpt from Captain Harry Bridge's Journal
Barnacle Trout have likely been alive since the dawn of time, though the first confirmed records of them are in the earliest records of the [[Allorn Empire]], and later, their slaving ships. Fish which they called “Scum Nibblers” were reported back from the earliest years of their expeditions into the sea. Records from the [[Sariyd Empire]] report similar animals and the fish continued to swim in the seas for centuries after. They fed on barnacles as the [[Cataclysm]] consumed the oceans and the ships of the world's empires. They fed on barnacles as the first seafaring vessels of the [[Regalian Empire]] made it to other shores and they fed on barnacles as those ships engaged in warfare against the [[Essa Empire]] in [[Hadaria]]. The animal today however, is not viewed with the same positivity as it was by the Nelfin and the Sariyd. The Regalian Empire discovered early in the year 200 AC that the Trout, in its eating methods, can also eat away at the wood beneath the barnacle thus creating weakness in the wood, leading to breaks and leaks. This has since pushed the Empire into better barnacle-proofing methods for their ships, though the rest of the world has yet to steal such naval secrets. Regardless of this, the future is looking bright for this populous fish as even the [[Bone Horror Crisis]] has seemingly done little to affect their overall numbers across all [[Oceans]] of Aloria.


The first encounter of the Barnacle Trout was from the crew aboard the schooner ‘The Sunrider’ in 183 A.C. The crew, like their captain, reported strange blue fish that seemed to be sucking the bottom of their vessel when ‘The Sunrider’ was anchored or moving at an extremely slow pace. This sucking action was later revealed to be the Barnacle Trout eating the barnacles that grew on the bottom of ‘The Sunrider’. More and more crews described similar fish sucking the bottom of their ship, and after close observation, the Barnacle Trout was discovered.
==Physical Appearance==
The Barnacle Trout is a small species of fish, reaching only one foot long. They have small yellow or green eyes on each side of their head with wide-stretching mouths that carry flat teeth. These teeth are perfect for grinding and wearing down the hard outer shells of their main prey, barnacles, and in a wider category, crustaceans. Shortly behind their mouths are their gills and above this is the first of the three dorsal fins the fish possesses. They go from largest to smallest along the top of the body, starting at the head and ending at their thin, curved up tail that helps them propel them through the water. The Barnacle Trout also has a set of short pectoral fins to help them steer. Their scales and fins are light blue, helping them blend into the euphotic zone that is their home. However, they are given away by a distinctive purple stripe that begins at their heads, runs over their gills and goes to the tail, at which point it helps form the coloration of the caudal fin’s webbing. Internally, there are notable for the extra bones they possess, helping them resist damage from fishermen, predators and boats. The bones have the added effect of making them a difficult to prepare meal and sale at the docks for any cook or fisherman.
===Diversity===
Male and female Barnacle Trout appear physically the same and are massively widespread. They are notably populous in [[Ithania]], however this is simply thought to be an effect of their migration paths.
===Life Span and Development===
Barnacle Trout eggs are laid upstream in rivers each mating season before being fertilized. These eggs are small and green with a minor touch of purple. Within a day, these eggs are already beginning to hatch into fries. At this stage, they are just miniature versions of their parents. Over the next few weeks, the fish will make their way downstream, seeking saltwater as they mature. Barnacle Trout are often hungry when they reach the sea, barely subsisting on river-dwelling crustaceans. After this period, their teeth fully come in and they are able to eat the barnacles that give them their main food source as well as their name. They then repeat that process the next mating season. They can live for up to six years.


 
==Mental Overview==
===Current Status===
Barnacle Trout have a very small mental capacity, and their life mainly consists of eating and mating. Barnacle Trout only trust other Barnacle Trout, which they are able to identify via their purple stripe. They avoid many other types of fish, even if it's not a predator though in the fervor of the mating season they tend to ignore all of the local fish. Aside from this, they constantly eat to sustain their energy as they migrate which most commonly comes from the barnacles on the undersides of ships.
The Barnacle Trout still remains a very common fish that is frequently spotted around unclean docks and anchored ships. Although safe to eat, Barnacle Trout have a very distinct taste that you'll either love or despise given that their flesh is quite bitter. Due to this, they are rarely fished, as well as the fact that they have more bones than your average fish, making them slightly hard to eat.
===Territory and Groupings===
 
Barnacle Trout live in groups of anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred. They are migratory fish, swirling across the oceans of Aloria at high speeds. During the mating season however, they grow very territorial, the adrenaline of going through both freshwater and swimming upstream making them downright murderous to fish caught in their egg-laying areas. Many fish species have thus learned to avoid the manic rush in and out of their territory by these saltwater-based animals.
==Characteristics==
Barnacle Trout are a rather small species of fish, the largest recorded growth length being only one foot. They have two small eyes on each side of their head, which are normally colored yellow, but the shade can vary from red to green. Their mouths can stretch very wide and upon inspection have flat, human-like teeth that are useful for grinding and crunching hard crustaceans such as barnacles, their favored prey. They have three dorsal fins that, size-wise, are large to small leading from the head to tail. Finally, the Barnacle Trout has a thin tail which curves up sharply, helping them propel through the water.
 
===Notable Physical Traits===
While their scales/skin feels delicate and slimy, they have numerous bones underneath, which protects them from harm. Said scales are of a soft-blue colouring which helps them blend in with the water. Barnacle Trout have a very distinct purple stripe which starts from their face and runs along the length of their body, stopping just before the tail. Their purple stripe helps people to distinguish them from other fish, and also makes it easier for fellow Barnacle Trout to identify each other from predators.
 
====Origin and Diversity====
The origins of the Barnacle Trout are unknown, though they share a close genetic relationship with common salmon. You can find large groups of Barnacle Trout in Ithania, which is believed to be where they originated from. Regardless of their close relation to the Ithanian waters, you can always find a small cluster or individual Barnacle Trouts near any dock in a relatively warm climate.
 
====Life Span and Development====
A Barnacle Trout's average lifespan is approximately six years. Breeding happens early on in the year when the trout migrate to freshwater to lay eggs. Most females are able to lay up to fifteen fries at a time. The beginning of their life is rather difficult, as their teeth haven't fully developed. Until their teeth have a chance to reach their full-size, Barnacle Trout have to scramble to find smaller crustaceans in freshwater which is a very difficult task when up to three hundred fries are battling for barnacles at the same time. Most of the Barnacle Trout make it through this difficult time period, but at a great cost, as they start their adulthood skinny and starving. Once their teeth develop, they begin to eat larger barnacles, the types you would find on a ship.
 
===Mental Overview===
Barnacle Trout have a very small mental capacity, and their life mainly consists of eating and mating. Barnacle Trout only trust other Barnacle Trout, which they are able to identify via their purple stripe. They tend to swim away from any other fish, even if it's not a predator. They are quite territorial though and will act with hostility against anything that encroaches on their feeding or breeding grounds.
 
====Territory and Groupings====
Barnacle Trout live in groups of up to ten, and they guard their territory fiercely. They use their powerful jaws to clamp onto other fish who invade their space, dragging them away from the territory or simply killing them. However, if anything appears even mildly threatening, Barnacle Trout will hide away and not take the risk of bringing danger to their home.


==Trivia==
==Trivia==
*Barnacle Trout are a nuisance to all sea captains, and the crew of Windbreaker has been working on developing a special coating that decreases the amount of barnacles that stick to a ship's hull.
*Barnacle Trout were assumed to be good by the Sariyd and Allorn Empires because they both foolishly thought that nature was somehow demonstrating their power by having created a fish to clean most of the hulls on their boats for them as a response to their naval greatness.  
*Due to a Barnacle Trout's hard skeleton, the meat is especially hard to remove. This causes the Barnacle Trout to be considered a delicacy in some areas of Ithania, as the long and arduous process of removing and preparing Barnacle Trout meat is quite expensive.
*Barnacle Trout are only able to survive in freshwater for a limited amount of time, making them a true powerhouse of endurance of the many fish species of Aloria.  
*The trout are such a nuisance to sailors due to their feeding habits. As they scrape the barnacles off of the ship's bottom, they can accidentally scratch the hull, and after a long period of time, shallow holes begin to appear, weakening the wood.
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Latest revision as of 20:58, 27 May 2021

Barnacle Trout
Noimg.png
Fauna
Official Name Barnacle Trout
Common Nicknames Scum Scrapers, Scum Nibblers
Classification Fish
Habitat Saltwater
Domesticated No
Current Status Common

Barnacle Trout are common saltwater fish that have lived in Aloria for millennia. They are notable for their diet of crustaceans, principally barnacles, which they eat using their flat teeth. They are also notable for the purple stripe that runs the length of their ocean blue body. They migrate across the world, following ships and feeding on barnacles to stay alive though this habit can lead to problems despite seeming like a good thing for ships on the surface.

History

Barnacle Trout have likely been alive since the dawn of time, though the first confirmed records of them are in the earliest records of the Allorn Empire, and later, their slaving ships. Fish which they called “Scum Nibblers” were reported back from the earliest years of their expeditions into the sea. Records from the Sariyd Empire report similar animals and the fish continued to swim in the seas for centuries after. They fed on barnacles as the Cataclysm consumed the oceans and the ships of the world's empires. They fed on barnacles as the first seafaring vessels of the Regalian Empire made it to other shores and they fed on barnacles as those ships engaged in warfare against the Essa Empire in Hadaria. The animal today however, is not viewed with the same positivity as it was by the Nelfin and the Sariyd. The Regalian Empire discovered early in the year 200 AC that the Trout, in its eating methods, can also eat away at the wood beneath the barnacle thus creating weakness in the wood, leading to breaks and leaks. This has since pushed the Empire into better barnacle-proofing methods for their ships, though the rest of the world has yet to steal such naval secrets. Regardless of this, the future is looking bright for this populous fish as even the Bone Horror Crisis has seemingly done little to affect their overall numbers across all Oceans of Aloria.

Physical Appearance

The Barnacle Trout is a small species of fish, reaching only one foot long. They have small yellow or green eyes on each side of their head with wide-stretching mouths that carry flat teeth. These teeth are perfect for grinding and wearing down the hard outer shells of their main prey, barnacles, and in a wider category, crustaceans. Shortly behind their mouths are their gills and above this is the first of the three dorsal fins the fish possesses. They go from largest to smallest along the top of the body, starting at the head and ending at their thin, curved up tail that helps them propel them through the water. The Barnacle Trout also has a set of short pectoral fins to help them steer. Their scales and fins are light blue, helping them blend into the euphotic zone that is their home. However, they are given away by a distinctive purple stripe that begins at their heads, runs over their gills and goes to the tail, at which point it helps form the coloration of the caudal fin’s webbing. Internally, there are notable for the extra bones they possess, helping them resist damage from fishermen, predators and boats. The bones have the added effect of making them a difficult to prepare meal and sale at the docks for any cook or fisherman.

Diversity

Male and female Barnacle Trout appear physically the same and are massively widespread. They are notably populous in Ithania, however this is simply thought to be an effect of their migration paths.

Life Span and Development

Barnacle Trout eggs are laid upstream in rivers each mating season before being fertilized. These eggs are small and green with a minor touch of purple. Within a day, these eggs are already beginning to hatch into fries. At this stage, they are just miniature versions of their parents. Over the next few weeks, the fish will make their way downstream, seeking saltwater as they mature. Barnacle Trout are often hungry when they reach the sea, barely subsisting on river-dwelling crustaceans. After this period, their teeth fully come in and they are able to eat the barnacles that give them their main food source as well as their name. They then repeat that process the next mating season. They can live for up to six years.

Mental Overview

Barnacle Trout have a very small mental capacity, and their life mainly consists of eating and mating. Barnacle Trout only trust other Barnacle Trout, which they are able to identify via their purple stripe. They avoid many other types of fish, even if it's not a predator though in the fervor of the mating season they tend to ignore all of the local fish. Aside from this, they constantly eat to sustain their energy as they migrate which most commonly comes from the barnacles on the undersides of ships.

Territory and Groupings

Barnacle Trout live in groups of anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred. They are migratory fish, swirling across the oceans of Aloria at high speeds. During the mating season however, they grow very territorial, the adrenaline of going through both freshwater and swimming upstream making them downright murderous to fish caught in their egg-laying areas. Many fish species have thus learned to avoid the manic rush in and out of their territory by these saltwater-based animals.

Trivia

  • Barnacle Trout were assumed to be good by the Sariyd and Allorn Empires because they both foolishly thought that nature was somehow demonstrating their power by having created a fish to clean most of the hulls on their boats for them as a response to their naval greatness.
  • Barnacle Trout are only able to survive in freshwater for a limited amount of time, making them a true powerhouse of endurance of the many fish species of Aloria.

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