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In Dwarf Fortress, creatures are defined as any (for the sake of this article, non-vermin) beings you can interact with. They come in all shapes and sizes, and range from the civilized races like Dwarves to evil monsters like giant cave spiders. Various creatures will interact with your fortress in many different ways.

See also: Animals

Contents

[edit] Reading the Table

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features

The above columns indicate, in order:

Tile: The tile assigned to the creature, how you will see it without a graphic set.

Name: The name of the creature as it shows up ingame.

Playable: If "No", the creature is not playable. "Fort" indicates that the creature is playable in Dwarf Fortress mode. "Adv" indicates that creature is playable in Adventure mode. (Note that creatures that are usually unplayable in adventure mode (such as Goblins) may be made playable by the world's history.)

Hostile: If "Yes" then the creature will attack on sight, if "No" then the creature is either neutral or friendly. Undead creatures are always hostile.

Food Source: If "Yes" then the creature can be butchered into edible substance that your dwarves will feed on.

Adult Body Size: The average size of the creature when an adult. This can be anywhere from 500 for a rabbit to 25,000,000 for a dragon. The creature's volume in cm3, which for creatures made of flesh more or less equals the creature's weight in grams. These sizes do not correspond to the sizes which trigger pressure plates. Size is modified with height and broadness (ie. incredible skinny and short is below the average weight, while a fat and tall one is above it).

Pet Value: This is the value the creature can be bought and sold for as a pet during trading.

Biome: Where the creature can be found.

Features: Any special features the creature possesses, these can include things such as causing a syndrome, breathing fire, or spinning webs.

[edit] Creatures

[edit] Civilized

[edit] Main Races

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
Dwarf Fort, Adv No No 60,000 Not tameable Fortresses Trading race
e Elf Adv Variable1 No 60,000 Not tameable Forest retreats Trading race
g Goblin No Variable1 No 60,000 Not tameable Dark fortresses Trading race, Snatchers2
U Human Adv Variable1 No 70,000 Not tameable Towns and cities Trading race
k Kobold No Variable1 No 20,000 Not tameable Caves Skulking race
1. Whether or not you are hostile with select civilized races is randomized for every game world.
2. Snatchers try to snatch children of other civilizations. Snatched individuals become part of the Snatcher's civ.

[edit] Animalman Races

Note: These creatures can form crude civilizations underground but will not trade with you. They wield some weapons and can join adventurers.

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
a Amphibian man No Variable1 Yes 20,000 Not tameable Underground Amphibious
a Antman No Variable1 Yes Variable2 Not tameable Underground Four castes
b Bat man No Variable1 Yes 70,000 Not tameable Underground Can fly
f Cave fish man No Variable1 Yes 70,000 Not tameable Underground Amphibious
s Cave swallow man No Variable1 Yes 70,000 Not tameable Underground Can fly
o Olm man No Variable1 Yes 70,000 Not tameable Underground Amphibious
r Reptile man No Variable1 Yes 50,000 Not tameable Underground Amphibious
r Rodent man No Variable1 Yes 40,000 Not tameable Underground
s Serpent man No Variable1 Yes 50,000 Not tameable Underground Amphibious; Causes Syndrome
1. Whether a animalman civilization treats you as hostile or not seems random, though this has not been tested.Verify
2. Antmen body sizes depend on their caste.

[edit] Domestic Animals

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
a Alpaca No No Yes 70,000 200 N/A Domestic, milkable and can be sheared
p Blue peafowl No No Yes 4,000 10 Tropical broadleaf forest Domestic, lay eggs
c Cat No No Yes 5,000 20 N/A Domestic
c Cavy No No No 800 3 Tropical savanna, grassland, and shrubland Domestic
c Chicken No No Yes 3,000 10 N/A Domestic, lay eggs
C Cow No No Yes 600,000 300 N/A Domestic and milkable
d Dog No No Yes 30,000 30 N/A Domestic and trainable
d Duck No No No 1,000 10 Any lakes and any wetland Domestic, lay eggs
D Donkey No No Yes 300,000 200 N/A Domestic and milkable
g Goat No No Yes 50,000 50 N/A Domestic and milkable
g Goose No No Yes 4,500 10 Temperate lakes and temperate marshes Domestic, lay eggs
g Guineafowl No No No 1,500 10 N/A Domestic, lay eggs
H Horse No No Yes 500,000 200 N/A Domestic and milkable
L Llama No No Yes 180,000 200 N/A Domestic, milkable and can be sheared
M Mule No No Yes 400,000 200 N/A Domestic
C One-humped camel No No Yes 500,000 500 Any desert Domestic, milkable
p Pig No No Yes 60,000 100 N/A Domestic and milkable
r Rabbit No No No 500 3 Temperate savanna, grassland, and shrubland Domestic
R Reindeer No No Yes 130,000 200 Tundra and taiga Domestic and milkable
s Sheep No No Yes 50,000 100 N/A Domestic, milkable and can be sheared
t Turkey No No Yes 5,000 10 Temperate forest, swamp and shrubland Domestic, lay eggs
C Two-humped camel No No Yes 500,000 500 Any desert Domestic, milkable
W Wagon No No No 12,000 Not tameable A special "creature" - see article
W Water buffalo No No Yes 1,000,000 200 Tropical wetland Domestic, milkable
Y Yak No No Yes 700,000 200 Mountains Domestic, milkable

[edit] Special

[edit] Megabeasts

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
C Bronze colossus No Yes No 20,000,000 Not tameable All land Made of bronze, fairly hard to kill
D Dragon No Yes Yes 25,000,000 10000 All land Breathes fire, trainable
H Hydra No Yes Yes 8,000,000 10000 All land Has seven heads
R Roc No Yes Yes 20,000,000 10000 All land Can fly, trainable

[edit] Semi-Megabeasts

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
C Cyclops No Yes Yes 8,000,000 Not tameable All land One eyed
E Ettin No Yes Yes 8,000,000 Not tameable All land Has two heads
G Giant No Yes Yes 9,000,000 Not tameable All land
M Minotaur No Yes Yes 220,000 Not tameable All land

[edit] Nonexistent

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
C Centaur No N/A No N/A N/A Nowhere Only found in engravings
C Chimera No N/A No N/A N/A Nowhere Only found in engravings
G Griffon No N/A No N/A N/A Nowhere Only found in engravings

[edit] Above Ground

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
A Alligator No Yes Yes 400,000 650 Freshwater swamps, marshes and rivers Amphibious
B Beak dog No Yes Yes 150,000 50 Evil marshes Can be mounted by goblins
g Bilou No No Yes 6,000 500 Tropical broadleaf forest
B Black bear No Yes Yes 120,000 300 Taiga and temperate forest Steals booze
g Black-crested gibbon No No Yes 6,000 500 Tropical broadleaf forest
g Black-handed gibbon No No Yes 6,000 500 Tropical broadleaf forest
M Blizzard man No Yes No 300,000 Not tameable Tundra and glaciers
b Bonobo No No Yes 50,000 500 Tropical broadleaf forest and shrubland
b Buzzard No Yes Yes 1,400 30 All desert and temperate grassland, savanna, and marsh Steals food
c Capybara No No Yes 45,000 100 Any wetland Makes sounds in Adventure mode
c Cavy No No No 800 3 Tropical savanna, grassland, and shrubland Domestic
c Cheetah No Yes Yes 50,000 200 Tropical savanna, grassland, and shrubland
c Chimpanzee No No Yes 50,000 500 Tropical broadleaf forest and shrubland
C Cougar No Yes Yes 60,000 100 Any forest and shrubland
g Dark gnome No Yes No 15,000 Not tameable Evil mountains Steals booze
d Deer No No Yes 140,000 50 Taiga and temperate forest
d Duck No No No 1,000 10 Any lakes and any wetland Domestic, lay eggs
E Elephant No No Yes 5,000,000 500 Tropical forest and shrubland Trainable
E Elk No No Yes 300,000 100 Tundra and temperate grassland
b Foul blendec No Yes Yes 60,000 250 Most evil forest
f Fox No No Yes 6,000 25 Taiga and temperate forest
g Gazelle No No Yes 20,000 50 Tropical savanna and grassland
C Giant cheetah No Yes Yes 100,000 200 Tropical savanna, grassland, and shrubland Trainable
S Giant desert scorpion No Yes Yes 200,000 2500 Savage desert No pain, no stun, no emotion; deadly Syndrome
E Giant eagle No Yes Yes 100,000 700 Savage mountains Trainable
J Giant jaguar No Yes Yes 150,000 100 Savage tropical areas, any desert Trainable
L Giant leopard No Yes Yes 100,000 100 Savage tropical areas, any desert Trainable
L Giant lion No Yes Yes 400,000 200 Some land Trainable
T Giant tiger No Yes Yes 450,000 200 Some savage tropical areas Trainable
P Gigantic panda No No Yes 650,000 1000 Temperate forest Trainable
G Giraffe No No Yes 1,000,000 500 Tropical savanna and shrubland
g Goose No No Yes 4,500 10 Temperate lakes and temperate marshes Domestic, lay eggs
G Gorilla No No Yes 150,000 500 Tropical broadleaf forest and swamp Trainable
g Gray gibbon No No Yes 6,000 500 Tropical broadleaf forest
g Grimeling No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Evil swamps
B Grizzly bear No Yes Yes 200,000 500 Taiga and temperate forest Steals booze, trainable
g Groundhog No No Yes 3,000 50 Temperate savanna, grassland, and shrubland
m Hoary marmot No No Yes 10,000 50 Mountains
w Ice wolf No Yes Yes 50,000 50 Evil tundra and glaciers Pack animal
M Moose No No Yes 525,000 (males) 315,000 (females) 300 Taiga and temperate forest
g Mountain gnome No No No 15,000 Not tameable Good mountains Steals booze
g Mountain goat No No Yes 50,000 50 Mountains
M Muskox No No Yes 285,000 300 Tundra and grassland Pulls wagons
N Nightwing No Yes Yes 120,000 50 Evil desert Can fly
C One-humped camel No No Yes 500,000 500 All desert Domestic, milkable
P Panda No No Yes 130,000 300 Temperate forest
B Polar bear No Yes Yes 400,000 100 Tundra and glaciers Steals booze, trainable
R Reindeer No No Yes 130,000 200 Tundra and taiga Domestic and milkable
R Rhinoceros No No Yes 3,000,000 500 Tropical savanna, grassland and shrubland
C Saltwater crocodile No Yes Yes 800,000 700 Any tropical swamps, marshes and rivers
S Sasquatch No Yes Yes 300,000 Not tameable Temperate forest and taiga
s Slugman No No Yes 50,000 Not tameable Any wetland and moist tropical broadleaf forest No bones
s Snailman No No Yes 50,000 Not tameable Any wetland and moist tropical broadleaf forest No bones
s Strangler No Yes Yes 40,000 250 Evil tropical moist broadleaf forest
t Turkey No No Yes 5,000 10 Temperate forest, swamp and shrubland Domestic, lay eggs
C Two-humped camel No No Yes 500,000 500 All desert Domestic, milkable
U Unicorn No No Yes 600,000 1000 Good taiga, forest, and shrubland
W Water buffalo No No Yes 1,000,000 200 Tropical wetland Domestic, milkable
W Werewolf No Yes Yes 120,000 50 or 1000 Evil tundra, taiga, temperate forest and shrubland
w Wolf No Yes Yes 40,000 50 Tundra, taiga, and temperate forest/shrubland
Y Yak No No Yes 700,000 200 Mountains Domestic, milkable
Y Yeti No Yes Yes 300,000 Not tameable Mountains, glaciers, and tundra

[edit] Subterranean

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
M Amethyst man No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Caverns Leaves behind an amethyst
B Blind cave bear No Yes Yes 200,000 500 Caverns
O Blind cave ogre No Yes Yes 7,000,000 500 Caverns
M Blood man No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Caverns
b Bugbat No No Yes 10,000 20 Caverns
o Cave blob No No No 20,000 50 Caverns Causes syndrome
C Cave crocodile No Yes Yes 600,000 750 Caverns
D Cave dragon No Yes Yes 15,000,000 10,000 Caverns
f Cave floater No No No 40,000 50 Caverns Causes syndrome
e Creeping eye No No Yes 20,000 50 Caverns
c Crundle No Yes Yes 10,000 50 Caverns
D Draltha No No Yes 2,500,000 500 Caverns
d Drunian No No Yes 50,000 50 Caverns Steals food and items
E Elk bird No No Yes 100,000 400 Caverns
i Fire imp No Yes Yes 6,000 Not tameable Magma Throws fireballs
M Fire man No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Magma Throws fireballs and leaves behind ashes
o Flesh ball No No Yes 70,000 10 Subterranean water
% Floating guts No No Yes 20,000 10 Caverns
M Gabbro man No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Caverns Leaves behind gabbro
B Giant bat No Yes Yes 100,000 750 Caverns Trainable
S Giant cave spider No Yes Yes 100,000 2,500 Caverns Spins/throws webs and causes syndrome
C Giant cave swallow No NoVerify Yes 100,000 700 Caverns Trainable
W Giant earthworm No No Yes 1,500,000 500 Caverns
m Giant mole No NoVerify Yes 200,000 350 Caverns Steals food and booze
O Giant olm No Yes Yes 300,000 750 Caverns
R Giant rat No NoVerify Yes 100,000 500 Caverns Steals food and booze
T Giant toad No Yes Yes 300,000 750 Caverns
g Gorlak No No Yes 50,000 Not tameable Good caverns
G Green devourer No Yes Yes 70,000 200 Caverns
g Gremlin No No No 10,000 N/A Caverns Cause mischief around fortress
s Helmet snake No Yes Yes 50,000 30 Caverns Causes syndrome
h Hungry head No Yes Yes 5,000 50 Caverns Flying
M Iron man No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Caverns Causes syndrome
J Jabberer No Yes Yes 4,500,000 1500 Caverns
r Large rat No No Yes 25,000 250 Caverns Steals food
C Magma crab No No Yes 30,000 200 Magma Throws molten basalt
M Magma man No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Magma Leaves behind obsidian
m Manera No Yes No 60,000 Not tameable Evil caverns
M Molemarian No Yes No 90,000 400 Caverns
M Mud man No Yes No 70,000 Not tameable Caverns
n Naked mole dog No No Yes 60,000 350 Caverns Steals food
m Plump helmet man No No No 50,000 Not tameable Caverns
p Pond grabber No Yes Yes 30,000 50 Caverns
R Reacher No Yes Yes 70,000 100 Caverns
R Rutherer No No Yes 3,000,000 600 Caverns Exotic Mount
t Troglodyte No Yes No 6,000 Not tameable Caverns
T Troll No Yes Yes 250,000 Not tameable Caverns Forms civilizations
C Voracious cave crawler No Yes Yes 900,000 1000 Caverns

[edit] Aquatic

Note: This does not include subterranean sea creatures.

Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
A Alligator No Yes Yes 400,000 650 Freshwater swamps, marshes and rivers Amphibious
s Angelshark No No Yes 15,000 200 Oceans
S Basking shark No No Yes 15,000,000 1000 Oceans
S Blacktip reef shark No Yes Yes 15,000 200 Oceans
S Blue shark No Yes Yes 300,000 400 Oceans
α Bluefin tuna No No Yes 600,000 200 Oceans
α Bluefish No No Yes 15,000 200 Oceans
S Bull shark No Yes Yes 150,000 500 Oceans
α Carp No No Yes 40,000 50 Freshwater rivers and lakes
α Cod No No Yes 50,000 200 Oceans
c Coelacanth No No Yes 80,000 200 Oceans
ò Common skate No No Yes 100,000 200 Oceans
~ Conger eel No No Yes 50,000 400 Oceans
d Duck No No No 1,000 10 Any lakes and any wetland Domestic, lay eggs
p Emperor penguin No No Yes 30,000 10 Arctic ocean
s Frill shark No Yes Yes 60,000 500 Oceans
G Giant grouper No No Yes 600,000 200 Oceans
g Goose No No Yes 4,500 10 Temperate lakes and temperate marshes Domestic, lay eggs
B Great barracuda No Yes Yes 60,000 200 Oceans
S Great white shark No Yes Yes 2,000,000 500 Oceans
α Halibut No No Yes 200,000 200 Oceans
S Hammerhead shark No Yes Yes 500,000 500 Oceans
H Hippo No No Yes 1,500,000 400 Tropical rivers and lakes
l Leechman No yes Yes 50,000 Not tameable Freshwater lakes No bones, sucks blood
p Little penguin No No No 1,500 10 Arctic ocean
S Longfin mako shark No Yes Yes 30,000 500 Oceans
g Longnose gar No no Yes 20,000 200 Temperate rivers and lakes
Manta ray No No Yes 2,300,000 500 Oceans
α Marlin No No Yes 800,000 500 Tropical and temperate oceans
M Merperson No No No 70,000 Not tameable Good oceans
α Milkfish No No Yes 10,000 50 Almost all water
S Nurse shark No No Yes 150,000 300 Oceans
α Ocean sunfish No No Yes 1,000,000 500 Oceans
α Opah No No Yes 200,000 200 Oceans
p Penguin No No No 4,000 10 Arctic ocean
α Pike No No Yes 35,000 200 Temperate rivers and lakes
p Platypus No No No 2,000 10 All rivers
C Saltwater crocodile No Yes Yes 800,000 700 Any tropical swamps, marshes and rivers
~ Sea lamprey No Yes Yes 20,000 200 Almost all water
M Sea monster No Yes Yes 8,000,000 1000 Evil oceans
S Sea serpent No Yes Yes 9,000,000 1000 Savage oceans
S Shortfin mako shark No Yes Yes 80,000 500 Oceans
s Spiny dogfish No No Yes 30,000 200 Oceans
S Spotted wobbegong No No Yes 80,000 200 Oceans
ò Stingray No No Yes 5,000 200 Almost all water
α Sturgeon No No Yes 1,500,000 300 Oceans and rivers
α Swordfish No No Yes 650,000 500 Oceans
S Tiger shark No Yes Yes 500,000 500 Oceans
α Tigerfish No Yes Yes 50,000 200 Tropical freshwater rivers and lakes
W Walrus No No Yes 1,500,000 400 Arctic ocean
W Whale No No Yes 20,000,000 1000 Oceans
W Whale shark No No Yes 20,000,000 1000 Oceans
S Whitetip reef shark No Yes Yes 15,000 200 Oceans

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Tile Name Playable Hostile Food Source Adult Body Size Pet Value (×) Biome Features
& Demon No Yes N/A N/A Not tameable Hell See article for more information
Any Forgotten beast No Yes N/A N/A Not tameable All underground See article for more information
Ñ Night creature No Yes N/A N/A Not tameable All above-ground See article for more information
Any Titan No N/A N/A N/A Not tameable All above-ground See article for more information
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