The meerslug family is a family of eel-like creatures introduced in Pikmin 3, although the family went unclassified until Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Members are known to dig through the ground (usually sand) and lure prey into traps. It is named after its only member, the Sandbelching Meerslug. Members belong to the Gastropoidae genus.
- Main article: Sandbelching Meerslug.
The Sandbelching Meerslug is a boss in Pikmin 3 and the third major boss encountered in Story Mode. It is a light brown amphibian-like creature resembling a lamprey, with very small eyes, thick purple lips and two rows of large sharp teeth. Further down its body, it gets wider and harbors spike-like protrusions. It is one of the largest Pikmin bosses to date.
The "Gastropoidae" genus comes from the real-world class "gastropoda", which encompasses most slugs and snails. Idae is a common suffix in taxonomy, mostly for genus names.
Names in other languages
Oo unago ka
|Giant eel conger family||ウナゴ? is derived from ウナギ? (lit.: "eel") and アナゴ? (lit.: "conger")|
|French||congrilles géants||giant conger eels||"congrilles" is derived from congre (conger) and anguille (eel)|
|Spanish||Anguílidos||From anguila (eel)|