Leedsichthys

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Leedsichthys
Leedsichthys Dossier.jpg
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Leedsichthys
Group
Species
Leedsichthys conviviumbrosia
Time Period
Mid-Jurassic
Diet
Temperament
Defensive
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March 31, 2017
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April 26, 2017
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April 26, 2017
Variants
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Leedsichthys_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Leedsichthys/Leedsichthys_Character_BP.Leedsichthys_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
30 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon

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 Common
 
 Unknown

The Leedsichthys (Leeds-ick-thees) is an aquatic Creature in ARK: Survival Evolved.

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.

NoteHelena.png
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]

The Leedsichthys is passive toward most things with the exception of rafts. They will stop at nothing to take down any raft in open water. Their sheer mass gives them the power to wreak havoc on even the best protected raft. When a raft is encountered the Leedsichthys will charge at full speed smashing the raft to bits by dealing direct damage to the raft itself even when the raft is fully encased in stone or even metal. Boaters beware the Leedsichthys are everywhere and aggressively out for your watercraft.

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

This section displays the Leedsichthys's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Leedsichthys. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Leedsichthys will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Leedsichthys's "body" magenta.

Leedsichthys PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Leedsichthys PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Body Highlights
Leedsichthys PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Belly


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 Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 4400 +528 +0%
Stamina.png Stamina 500 +50 +0%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 8000 +800 +0%
Weight.png Weight 1800 +36 +0%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 1152 +0 +0%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpor.png Torpor 4500 +270 N/A4

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.
5The Leedsichthys is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 900  ?  ?  ?
Swimming 900 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Leedsichthys bites the target.
0 2000 0 2300
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 115



Utility[edit | edit source]

  • Fish Collection: The Leedsichthys cannot be tamed, but Survivors can harvest about ~50 Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat or Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat from a Leedsichthys without killing it by going up to it and pressing the use key (E, Xbox: Y, PS4: Triangle). This can make it useful to capture for a consistent supply of Fish Meat. This ability has a cooldown of 10 minutes.

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Leedsichthys.

General[edit | edit source]

A normally passive creature to players and other sea creatures that you can harvest Raw Fish Meat and Raw Prime Fish Meat off without damaging it.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Use a high melee damage Megalodon.png Megalodon mount to attack its sides, you can easily out maneuver it and avoid its melee attack and get around the heavily armored front.

Another strategy would be to lure it onto the beach or shallow water, potentially trapping it and leaving it exposed to attack.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Powerful Jaws that have the ability to one hit most survivors. Leedsichthys are very aggressive towards and can damage Rafts. Megalodon.png Megalodons are commonly seen surrounding it. They also have an armoured front similar to that of a Pachy Icon.png Pachy.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Very Slow with a Large turn Radius and no armor on its sides.


Spotlight[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 is most likely referencing the Alpha Leedsichthys and is most likely is a reference to Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick.
    • It is theoretically possible that this is instead referencing a yet-unreleased boss.
  • 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.
  • 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!