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Fauna is the scientific term for the animals of a region. Fauna in Subnautica can be found all over the planet, from the deepest darkest depths of the secretive Lost River to the vibrant Safe Shallows.

There is a large variety of Fauna, ranging from the minuscule, cave-dwelling Rockgrub, to the colossal Sea Dragon Leviathan that spews molten minerals from its mouth. Fauna on Planet 4546B are capable of enduring and adapting to various environments, although unable to thrive due to the presence of the Carar Bacterium. Certain species of small Fauna can sometimes be seen forming shoals.

Fauna on Planet 4546B only have one gender, which is capable of both laying eggs and fertilizing them. Two parents are still needed in the majority of cases. Fauna on 4546B also have yellow blood.

The player can scan Fauna with the Scanner, allowing them to view information about the creatures in their PDA.

Current list of fauna

Carnivores

Fauna Attitude Biome
Shocker Fauna
Ampeel
Aggressive
Biter Fauna
Biter
Aggressive
Blighter Fauna
Blighter
Aggressive
Boneshark Fauna
Boneshark
Aggressive
Crabsnake Fauna
Crabsnake
Aggressive
Crabsquid backgroundless
Crabsquid
Aggressive
Crash Fauna
Crashfish
Defensive
Ghost Leviathan Fauna
Ghost Leviathan
Aggressive
Lava Lizard Fauna A
Lava Lizard
Aggressive
Mesmer Fauna
Mesmer
Aggressive
Reaper Leviathan Fauna
Reaper Leviathan
Aggressive

Spine Eel Fauna

River Prowler

Aggressive
Sand Shark Fauna
Sand Shark
Aggressive
Sea Dragon Leviathan Fauna
Sea Dragon Leviathan
Aggressive
Sea Emperor Fauna
Sea Emperor Leviathan
Passive
Stalker Fauna
Stalker
Aggressive


Herbivores

Fauna Attitude Biome
Airsack Fauna
Bladderfish
Passive
Boomerang Fauna
Boomerang
Passive
Red Ghost Ray Fauna
Crimson Ray
Passive
Cute Fish Fauna
Cuddle Fish
Passive
Eyeye Fauna
Eyeye
Passive
Garryfish Fauna
Garryfish
Passive
Gasopod Fauna
Gasopod
Defensive
Ghost Ray Fauna
Ghostray
Passive
Holefish Fauna
Holefish
Passive
Hoopfish Fauna
Hoopfish
Passive
Hoverfish Fauna
Hoverfish
Passive
Jellyray Fauna
Jellyray
Passive
Lavaboomerang
Magmarang
Passive
Oculus Fauna
Oculus
Passive
Peeper Fauna
Peeper
Passive
Rabbit Ray Fauna
Rabbit Ray
Passive
Lava Eyeye
Red Eyeye
Passive
Reefback Fauna
Reefback
Passive
Reginald Fauna
Reginald
Passive
Sea Treader Fauna
Sea Treader
Defensive
Spadefish Fauna
Spadefish
Passive
Blood Hoopfish Fauna
Spinefish
Passive


Scavengers & Parasites

Fauna Attitude Biome
Amoeboid Fauna
Amoeboid
Passive
Bleeder Fauna-0
Bleeder
Aggressive
Blood Crawler Fauna
Blood Crawler
Aggressive
Cave Crawler (01)
Cave Crawler
Aggressive
Floater Fauna-0
Floater
Passive
Lava Larva Fauna
Lava Larva
Passive
Rockgrub Fauna
Rockgrub
Passive
Jumper Fauna
Shuttlebug
Passive


Other Entities

Fauna Attitude Biome
Skyray Fauna
Skyray
Passive
Warper Fauna
Warper


Possible Expansion Pack Additions

Fauna Attitude Biome
Bloomplankton-1
Bloom Plankton
Passive
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Rock Puncher Fauna

Rock Puncher

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Future Plans

  • In the future it may be possible to ride certain fauna.[1]

Trivia

  • Fauna were intended to posses inherent attributes, that would have caused them to exhibit unique behaviors. These included, e.g., "Fertile" (occasionally lay eggs that can be hatched), "Alpha" (attacked the player if other creatures were killed by the player in the immediate vicinity), "Complex" (specimens take longer to scan), "Greater" (specimens are of larger size and weight), ... Whether these attributes are currently implemented or will be implemented in future updates is unknown.
  • As of the Dangerous Creatures update, all fauna have yellow blood. Before this update, fauna had red blood. This is due to the ESRB giving Subnautica a higher rating than expected due to red blood.
  • If you hold a small animal in your hand when a carnivorous fauna is about to attack, it will eat the animal out of your hand, instead of attacking you.
  • In the very early stages, there was an unused Sandworm that could only be spawned using the console, it would stay in one place under the ground and when the player or an npc was right above it, it would spring up and would do 1 damage but at a very fast rate. It never had any animations, except it shooting out of the ground and back into its hole.

References

  1. https://trello.com/c/LIxTNSqq/6506-ride-fish-anims-system