Leedsichthys

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Leedsichthys
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Common Name
Leedsichthys
Group
Species
Leedsichthys conviviumbrosia
Time Period
Mid-Jurassic
Diet
Temperament
Defensive
Spawn Command
admincheat SpawnDino "" 500 0 0 35
Habitat

The Leedsichthys (Leeds-ick-thees) is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved. While not currently available, this creature will be added in patch 256 due in March 29.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

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Wild
Leedsichthys conviviumbrosia is probably the largest fish in the waters around the island. Its meat is also extremely succulent, a surprise given its size. It is often traded with the same value as Prime Meat, and colloquially called 'Prime Fish'. Of course, not all of Leedsichthys' meat is this high quality, but most of it is!
Domesticated
Despite its large size, and the fact that it may well be strong enough to carry heavy loads, Leedsichthys does not appear to be intelligent enough to tame. Never the less, some large tribes keep an enormous pen with a few Leedsichthys trapped inside for cultivating purposes, as bits of Prime Fish can be repeatedly scraped off the gargantuan beast without killing it!
Known Information
While the demand for Leedsichthys meat is high, the fish is notoriously difficult to track and hunt. Between its large size, powerful attacks, incredible speed (when it turns to flee), and humankind's general ineptitude on open water, actually killing a Leedsichthys is one of the Island's more difficult tasks. The hunt for an extremely elusive breed of the fish, the fabled 'Great Albino' Leedsichthys has been known to drive otherwise-sensible men and women mad with obsession, as if all evil were visibly personified and made practically assailable in this one creature.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Leedsichthys is a spectacular sight for any deep-diving survivor. Nothing less than an enormous fish, the beast's cavernous maw is capable of swallowing humans whole (thankfully, the creature only feeds on minuscule fish and plankton). Its head bears light armoring to protect itself from Mosasaurus and a powerful tail capable of turning rafts into splinters propels it through the open ocean. The beast is so vast that bits of its flesh can be scraped off its body without seriously injuring it - a tactic that survivors use along with small water predators.




Color Scheme and Regions

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The Leedsichthys's information is currently unknown, because it is unreleased and not yet in the game.


Drops[edit | edit source]


Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Wild
Health.png Health  ?  ?
Stamina.png Stamina  ?  ?
Oxygen.png Oxygen  ?  ?
Food.png Food  ?  ?
Weight.png Weight  ?  ?
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage  ?2  ?
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed  ? N/A3
Torpor.png Torpor  ?  ?

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild
Walking  ?  ?  ?
Swimming  ? N/A


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Utility[edit | edit source]

The Leedsichthys cannot be tamed, but can be harvested for "Raw Prime Fish."

It appears the Leedsichthys has a saddle and a tame animation, no other info is known for now.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Leedsichthys.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Leedsichthys, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • The dossier was revealed on November 16, 2015.[1]
  • The "Great Albino Leedsichthys" mentioned in the dossier could potentially be hinting to a future boss creature in the ocean. However, it most likely is a reference to Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick.
  • Leedsicthys is believed by some scientists to be the largest bony fish that ever lived.
  • The process of harvesting meat from it without killing it is a possible reference to the engineered food creatures in Dougal Dixon's Man After Man, or a scene in the BBC documentary series Chased by Sea Monsters where protagonist Nigel Marvin witnesses a still-living, albeit deathly ill, Leedsichthys having its flesh ripped off by small marine reptiles and sharks.[2]
  • The genus name of Leedsichthys means "Leed's Fish." It is named after the amateur paleontologist Alfred Nicholson Leeds, for his important finds on Leedsichthys.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Introducing the Leedsichthys!
  2. Chased by Sea Monsters