These creatures are small semi-intelligent quadrupedal dragonoids. Covered in fine textured green and green-blues scales, their low slung bodies are about 15 feet in length, with a strong thick tail half again that length. Fully amphibious, the creatures are strong predators in either environment. Their fan like “wings” do not help them fly, but assist in moving through the water (propelled by their long powerful tail). They can slow their descent slightly if they leap from high places on land. They can run at a good clip if prompted, but are fairly moderate of pace in either environment. They are slow and steady tracker/ hunters.
Unlike most dragonlings, they do not spit fire; spitting out a somewhat acidic, somewhat poisonous (actually bacterially filled), and somewhat paralytic goo up to 12 feet (4 meters). They prefer to apply goo to any bite they make with their powerful (but toothless jaws). If not killed by the bite, they will be killed by this goo. If the prey does manage to escape the dragonling, the goo weakens them over time; they drop due to fatigue and toxins becoming easy pickings for the relentlessly following dragonling.
Though as cunning as a dog, these creatures do not live together.. in fact they will compete with each other for food (and eat each other). They will hunt on the land, hunt in warm seas, and even take a bite out of boats in their waters.
They are only native to the Condori Islands and Waters .
The only time they will peacefully co-exist with each other, (everything else is food), is the breeding season (spring every seven years or so). At that time, the dragonlings return to the beaches of their birth islands. Once there, the colonies of dragonlings pair up. Each pair creating sandy castle like nests. Each pairing produces a brood of five eggs. The parents protect their sand castle nest for the year of gestation and six months after their birth. After the fledglings leave the nest, the pair will break up and find their own territories again.
Each dragonling will breed 7 or so times in its life, every second or third seasons. They will live for 100 to 200 years on average.
Lucky for everyone that they do not swim too far from their home islands. Should any eggs manage to float away from here and find their way to another land…. a new colony would begin.