Brynn Metheny's The Morae River is a fascinating exercise in ecological worldbuilding. She populates her alien world with strange and unusual creatures, from man-sized rodents to towering, tentacled arthopods.

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Metheny includes details about the biology and behavior of her alien species, as well as the ecology of the fictional Morae River region. In addition to the The Morae River blog, she has also published a book exploring the imaginary ecosystem.

[The Morae River via lines and colors]

The Gigatus

The Sabulo

The Blue -Throated Hulompolus

The Balandic Cula

The Spotted Bufodd

The Greater Fugamus

The Red Tailed Mardik

The Banded Terrinsc

The Mountain Uru