Fish, Dunkleosteus

A gigantic, prehistoric fish cuts through the water, its head like a snapping turtle, complete with sharp, tooth-like plates.

Dunkleosteus CR 6

XP 2,400
N Huge animal (aquatic)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +15


AC 19, touch 10, flat-footed 17 (+9 armor, +2 Dex, –2 size)
hp 75 (10d8+30)
Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +4


Speed swim 60 ft.
Melee bite +16 (3d8+15/19–20 plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft. Special Attacks siphoning bite, swallow whole (1d10 acid damage, AC 10, 6 hp)


Str 30, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 6
Base Atk +7; CMB +19 (+23 grapple); CMD 31
Feats Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Focus (Swim), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +15, Swim +30; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception


Siphoning Bite (Ex)

A dunkleosteus can open its giant mouth in a fraction of a second, creating a vortex that draws a target in. When underwater, a dunkleosteus gains an additional 5 feet of reach with its bite attack and a +2 bonus on combat maneuver checks when grappling.

Source Wikipedia


Environment any ocean
Organization solitary
Treasure none

A dunkleosteus is a massive fish with a bony head, armor plating, and a beak-like maw capable of creating a vortex that siphons in its prey. Despite growing to over 30 feet in length and weighing 8,000 pounds, dunkleosteuses are agile swimmers.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #56: Raiders of the Fever Sea © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Greg A. Vaughan.

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