Catachan Barking Toad
The Great Barking Toad (Catachanus Bufo Moribundus) of the Death World of Catachan is considered the most devastatingly poisonous creature in the entire galaxy; fortunately, it is extremely rare. Catachan Barking Toads can be very unpredictable in movement, one moment hopping around, the next hiding underneath dark rocks, they do however tend to live in or near shady, dank, dark, places and extremely don't appreciate being disturbed. This reclusive amphibian has a unique self-defence mechanism, when threatened, it emits a cloud of toxins that kills all life within a kilometer in every direction, reducing every biological organism (including the Barking Toad itself) to a slimy, formless mass, and no vegetation will ever grow there again. The poison is so virulent it can penetrate even Power Armour, and no other known form of armour can hold it at bay.
The Lesser Catachan Barking Toad is the smaller cousin to the Great Barking Toad and is far less destructive, killing anything only within the immediate area.
- 1: Book of the Astronomican, pg. 1
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