Antipodean Opaleye

ANTIPODEAN OPALEYE

Featured on Episode 30

FACT FILE
Mentioned in Fantastic Beasts: 
YES! M.O.M. Classification XXXXX
Reported Locations: New Zealand and Australia
Known Abilities: Breathing scarlet red fire

APPEARANCE

The Antipodean Opaleye is a dragon with pearly, iridescent scales and glittering, multicolored eyes with no pupils. Its flames are bright red. 

It’s native to New Zealand but has been known to migrate to Australia, where a male was once attributed to a series of kangaroo killings in the 1970s.

Source: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (book)

ACCORDING TO NEWT SCAMANDER

Perhaps the most beautiful type of dragon, [the Antipodean Opaleye] has iridescent, pearly scales and glittering, multi-coloured, pupil-less eyes, hence its name. This dragon produces a very vivid scarlet flame, though by dragon standards it is not particularly aggressive and will rarely kill unless hungry. Its favourite food is sheep, though it has been known to attack larger prey.

Source: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (book)

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