This family only consists of the Tripodidae genus.
The Starnacle is an aquatic creature, made of three tentacles placed around a green eye. Its main purpose is blocking underwater passages. To get rid of it, Olimar just has to throw a Pikmin at its eye, making the Starnacle retract its tentacles. It only lasts for a short amount of time, before this creature regains its original position.
The name shellusk may come from molusk, another type of underwater creature. It is unknown where "shell" comes from, as the creature doesn't seem to have a shell of any sort, rather has a soft, squishy form. Members use the Tripodidae genus. This is named after real-world tripods, a three-legged stand commonly used for filming and photography. This refers to members of the Shellusk family having three appendages.
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