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Dorsal Dragon
Purple Dorsal adultRed Dorsal adult
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Release Date April 22, 2009
Elemental Affinity Neutral
Morphology Traditional Drakes
Base Rarity Common (Purple)
Rare (Red)
BSA None
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Habitat Jungle
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Color Purple or red, black
Nicknames None
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Spriters
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Shiro Shitoro

Dorsal Dragons were released on the April 22, 2009, alongside Balloon, Daydream, Pink, Striped, Sunrise, Sunset and Whiptail Dragons. Dorsals are among several dragons in-cave to possess cave born variations.

Dorsal dragons have two different colours, red and purple. Purple Dorsals are fairly common, while Red Dorsals are rare. Breeding either colour of dorsal can produce a red or purple Dorsal egg. One can easily see what color a Dorsal dragon will be when looking at the color of the egg.

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This egg has multiple bands of color on it."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has brightly colored fins on its back."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has brightly colored fins on its back.
And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing."

AdultEdit

"Dorsal dragons are so named because they have large fins along their backs that can be raised and lowered at will. They use these fins to regulate body temperature; They raise them to cool off when they become overheated. The bright colors on the fins double as a means of attracting mates."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Dorsal Dragon
Purple

Purple Dorsal egg Purple Dorsal hatchi Purple Dorsal mature hatchi Purple Dorsal adult
Dorsal Dragon
Red

Red Dorsal egg Red Dorsal hatchi Red Dorsal mature hatchi Red Dorsal adult

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Old Sprites
Old Egg

Old Purple Dorsal egg
Old Dead Egg

Old Dorsal dead egg

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Purple Dorsal egg Purple Dorsal crack 1 Purple Dorsal crack 2 Purple Dorsal crack 3 Purple Dorsal crack 4 Purple Dorsal crack 5 Dorsal dead egg
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Red Dorsal egg Red Dorsal crack 1 Red Dorsal crack 2 Red Dorsal crack 3 Red Dorsal crack 4 Red Dorsal crack 5 Dorsal dead egg

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Large purple or red fins along their back with smaller fins along their neck.
  • Long white horns on their head that curve slightly towards their back.
  • Long, flexible necks.
  • Slim tails.
  • Bright red eyes.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Shy until their trust is gained; then they are quite loud and playful.
  • Can make a variety of squeaks, chirps, and yips.
  • Trust is gained slowly, but hard to lose.
  • Enjoy giving out gifts (usually twigs or leaves they find interesting) to those they love.

Adult Behavior

  • Do not usually vocalize what they are feeling, but instead use their tails for emotional displays, similar to dogs.
  • Fins can be used to show emotion but that is not their primary purpose.
  • Diet affects the brightness of the fin color.
  • Fins are rapidly flashed at potential mates until the potential mate accepts or declines.
  • Purple fins are more common than red.

Habitat

  • Prefer humid climates.
  • Live in hotter climates, where their fins aid in keeping the dragon cool.
  • Enjoy relaxing in the shade.

Diet

  • Omnivorous, eating vegetation and small mammals such as mice or rabbits.
  • Eat more vegetation than meat simply due to motivation.
  • Hatchlings eat more meat than adults as they are more active and more prone to catching small mammals.
  • Berries and other fruit are considered special treats.
  • Berries and other fruit can most strongly affect brightness of a dragon’s fins.

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