Lepyxes (Japanese: フォンテラ, Fontera) are large, four-legged creatures in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
"Once marine creatures resembling sea slugs, these distant cousins of the xiphias left their ancestral home for land, becoming much larger in the process."
"Lepyxes lay their eggs in great numbers, then simply entrust them to the ocean. Surviving hatchlings feed on poisonous seaweed, stockpiling the toxins inside their bodies to prevent predation--though as they mature, the potency of this poison gradually weakens. Once all four limbs have grown, the young assume their place with an adult colony on land. This exciting new phase is not without its setbacks, however, as the soft, fleshy composition of adult lepyxes makes them an ideal snack for many a hungry predator."
Types of Lepyx
- "Lepyx" may be derived from lepus marinus, the Latin name for the sea hare, a type of sea slug.
- The Japanese name Fonterra may be derived from the Latin term "fons de terra", meaning "spring from the land".