The Australian Dolphelephant is the most aquatic species of Dolphelephant, often spending most of their lives in the water. Unlike the African Dolphelephant or Asian Dolphelephant, the Australian Dolphelephant has more characteristics of a dolphin's torso than an elephant's torso.
The Australian Dolphelephant is supposedly the strangest and most different in appearance of all the Dolphelephant species due to its aquatic features. Male Australian Dolphelephants have flippers similar to that of a sea lion or walrus in order to shimmy around on land. They also have a trunk-like snout and large dorsal fins that resemble the ears of an elephant. Female Australian Dolphelephants have a large trunk and a small dorsal fin as well as flippers that do not resemble a sea lion, but instead, a dolphin.
The Australian Dolphelephant is one of the two Dolphelephant species that can swim, the other being the African Dolphelephant. The Australian Dolphelephant however, can dive down to 40 metres underwater and is the only species of Dolphelephant to have a blowhole. Australian Dolphelephants can survive on land for twenty minutes but live typically in saltwater locations such as the Great Barrier Reef, and can only survive for six minutes in freshwater.
The Australian Dolphelephant lives along the coasts of Australia, Fiji, and Robot Pirate Island.
Social Structure, Predators, and Prey
The social structure of Australian Dolphelephants is unknown, but it is believed that there may be an Alpha Male and a warrior/tribe fighter classified as Chi. Predators of the Australian Dolphelephant include shortfin
mako sharks and great white sharks. Australian Dolphelephants have been known to band together to ward off such predators. Great whites generally do not hunt Australian Dolphelephants, but mako sharks have been known to be a more common and dangerous predator.
While African Dolphelephants tend to be omnivorous and Asian Dolphelephants are herbivorous, Australian Dolphelephants most commonly are purely carnivorous. They eat seals, sea lions, small fish, clams, and, sometimes, seaweed or fruit.