Carvitons bare a strong resemblance to their water dwelling cousins, including the large dorsal fin. Carvitons will come up for air every 3 hours.
An adult Carviton male will reach up to 10 feet in length. And will weigh roughly 120 pounds. They are surprisingly agile creatures through the sand dunes.
An adult female reaches only 13 feet in length. Females weigh about 135 pounds.
Carvitons have very thick pebbly hides that are very hard to pierce with conventional weapons.
Their markings range from spots to some stripes on a dark brown setting. The female Carviton will sport a bright red underbelly during mating season which takes place every 16 years. The season lasts for a duration of 3 months.
Carvitons tend to be solitary hunters. It is rare to see more than one sharing an hunting area of 20 miles. How ever, if more than one is discovered in the area, it is most likely a mother teaching her young to hunt. Or there is a large dead body nearby.
Some legends say that a small group of carvitons can be seen trailing behind any carivan brave enough to face the desert, picking off those who start to fall behind.
Carvitons can be found in vast desert regions. The females can be seen breeching the sand dunes in the fading dusk. Though they prefer a fresh kill, Carvitons will settle upon eating those who have the misfortune to die out in the desert.
Water. Carvitons cannot move through water. Or water soaked ground. They possess this ability to predict a coming storm in the desert and will rise above the desert sands until the storm has passed. However, storms in the desert are very rare.