Subnautica – Indiginous Lifeforms Guide

Every creature in the `Indiginous Lifeforms’ section of the Databank.

Guide to Indiginous Lifeforms

Coral

Brain Coral

Spawns in various locations, the air bubbles they create can be used for oxygen replenishment.

Coral Shell Plate

Spawns in lots of spots, the Safe Shallows varient can be harvested.

Earthen Coral Tubes

Spawns in the Underwater Islands. They have no purpose.

Giant Coral Tubes

Spawns in the Safe Shallows, they can also be harvested and swam through.

Pyrocoral

Spawns in the passigeway between the Lost River and Blood Kelp Zone. Serves no purpose.

Table Coral

Spawns in lots of spots, they can be harvested.

Tree Mushroom

These grow in the Mushroom Forest. They can be harvested for Fungal Samples.

Fauna

Carnivores

Ampeel

AKA Shockers, these can zap you and they bite. These live in the Bulb Bush Zone and Blood Kelp Zone.

Biter

These really bite. They aren’t dangerous, just annoying. These live in the Grassy Platueas.

Blighter

A Biter that lives further down. These live in the Blood Kelp Zone.

Boneshark

They are fast but can be distracted with light. These live in the Bulb Bush Zone, the Underwater Islands and the Mushroom Forest.

Crashfish

AKA Crash,They hide in Sulfer Plants and quickly chase you and explode if neared. These live in the Safe Shallows Caves and one of the Kelp Zone Caves.

Lava Lizard

These swim around and attack. They can form `magma armor’ to protect themselves and shoot magma. These live in the Lava Zone.

Mesmer

These swim around, hypnotizing you to come closer before attacking. They will also do it to other creatures. These live in the Kelp Forest, Bulb Bush Zone Caves and Lost River.

River Prowler

AKA Spineeels, these attack with their fronds. These live in the Lost River.

Sand Shark

They hide in the sand, bursting out if approached. These live in the Grassy Platueas and Crash Zone.

Stalker

They slowly swim around, speeding up when chasing prey. May lose a tooth when biting a Metal Salvage. These live in the Kelp Forest and Crash Zone.

Warper

Swims around, teleporting and attacking you if your infected, and ignoring you if healthy. Same goes for other Fauna. These are present around Alien Bases and areas lower than 300M.

Herbivores-Large

Crimson Ray

AKA Ghostrayred, these swim around mindlessly. These live in the Lava Zone.

Cuddlefish

AKA Cutefish, these can be played with, and told to stop or start following you. These do NOT spawn naturally, and have to hatched from one of the 5 eggs around the map.

Ghostray

AKA Ghostrayblue, these are like transparent Crimson Rays. These live in the Lost River.

Gasopod

These swim around, realeasing explosive pods when disturbed. These explode into toxic gas. These live in the Safe Shallows.

Rabbit Ray

These swim around not doing much. These live in the Crash Zone and Safe Shallows.

Skyray

These can fly, and are found anywhere out of the water, but are most plentiful around the Aroura, the 2 Islands and Lifepod 5.

Herbivores-Small

Bladderfish

Can be made into water, or cooked/cured like all small herbivores. Lives in lots of spots.

Boomerang

Also lives everywhere.

Garryfish

These live in the Safe Shallows.

Eyeye

These live in the Bulb Bush Zone around geysers, Jellyshroom Caves around Jellyshroom enterances and RARLEY in the Kelp Forest.

Magmarang

These live in the Lava Zone.

Oculus

These live in the Jellyshroom Caves.

Peeper

These live pretty much everywhere.

Red Eyeye

These live in the Lava Zone.

Reginald

These live in the Grassy Platueas and RARLEY in the Lost River.

Spadefish

These live in the Grassy Plateaus.

Spinefish

These live in the Lost River and Blood Kelp Zone.

Leviathans

Ghost Leviathan

A giant, dangerous creature. These live in The Void (max of 3), Grand Reef (1) and Blood Kelp Zone (1). A Juvinile is in the Lost River.

Reaper Leviathan

Also dangerous, can grab Seamoths. Found in various spots (1 in each).

Reefback Leviathan

Thankfully peaceful, has Flora on its back (Including hostile Tiger Plants) and barnacles. These live in the Grassy Plateaus, Bulb Bush Zone and high above the Grand/Sparse Reef (im not sure).

Sea Dragon Leviathan

An extremly dangerous creature. These live in the Lava Zone (2 in Inactive, 1 in Active).

Sea Emperor Juvinile

Found by hatching the Sea Emperor’s Eggs. They are also in various spots around the map if you decide to stay.

Sea Treader Leviathan

Walks along the Sea Treader’s Path. They stir up Shale Outcrops and… poop. Yes, poop. Its actually good Bioreactor fuel.

Scavangers & Parasites

Ameoboid

Serves no purpose. Lives in the Lost River.

Ancient Floater

Serves no purpose. Lives under the Floating Island, the Underwater Islands and under certain bits of the Blood Kelp Zone.

Bleeder

Attaches to the player and sucks their blood, forcing you to hit them off. These live in the Kelp Forest (RARLEY) and the Aroura’s engine room.

Blood Crawler

Hostile and bites. These live in the Blood Kelp Zone Caves.

Cave Crawler

A shorter Blood Crawler. These live on the 2 islands and Underwater Islands Caves.

Floater

Can be attached to certain things to make them float. These are attached to rocks in the Grassy Plateaus.

Lava Larva

Attaches to vehicles, draining their power. These live in the Lava Zone.

Rockgrub

Exists and makes a lime glow. These live in the Grassy Plateaus Caves.

Shuttlebug

Serves no purpose. These live in the Craig Field and Safe Shallows Caves.

Flora

Most Flora are either useless or just harvastable. So I will only list the exeptions.

Acid Mushroom and Deep Shroom

Both will damage the player when destroyed. Deep Shrooms are more powerful.

Drooping Stinger

Can damage the players.

Tiger Plant

Shoots the player.

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