Also known as Ihu- Maataotao.
- Maori (culture)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
From Maori legend, this is an enormous water lizard that frequently upturns boats killing sailors. It was a part of the Taniwha race.
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