Ice Shriekbats are similar to ordinary Shriekbats, but they live in the Phendrana Drifts on Tallon IV and in the icy world of Excelcion. Ice Shriekbats have a thick shell of icy armor, but are otherwise identical to their brethren. They attack in the same manner as regular Shriekbats, by dive-bombing anything that enters their territory and explode on impact, releasing high amounts of thermal energy. They are only found on the dark ceilings in the buildings in Ice Ruins West (though they disappear permanently once Samus acquires the Thermal Visor in the North American versions of Metroid Prime and all Wii versions).
The Ice Shriekbats in the Metroid Prime beta were named Hard Shelled Metaree.
Morphology: Ice Shriekbat
Like standard Shriekbats, these creatures are easily spotted with Thermal Imaging. They roost on cave ceilings, subsisting on insects, reptiles and small mammals. Fiercely territorial, they will dive-bomb anything that wanders near.
|Subspecies||Shriekbat • Ice • Bryyonian • Elysian • Urtragian • Phazon • Dark • Infant|
|Similar||Skree • Metaree • Cyclaw|
|Carnivores|| Phazon tendril • Ridley • Vorash • Yapping Maw|
Plants: Bloodflower • Dark Phlogus • Samus Eater • Shrieker • Sporb • Tangle Vine • Tangle Weed • Venom Weed • Zazabi
|Detritivores||Grizby • Phazon Leech • Parasite (Plated/Ice/Queen) • Sbug|
|Insectivores||Bryyonian Shriekbat • Flickerbat • Gel Ray • Glowing spidervine • Ice Shriekbat|
|Omnivores||Green Kralee • Human • Ice Parasite • Little birdie • Space Pirate|