Dorsal Dragons were released on the April 22, 2009, alongside Balloon, Daydream, Pink, Striped, Sunrise, Sunset and Whiptail Dragons.

Dorsal Dragons can be found in purple or red variants. The variant is determined randomly when the egg is created, though the purple variant is more common than the red variant. Breeding either color of dorsal can produce a red or purple Dorsal egg.

Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This egg has multiple bands of color on it.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has brightly colored fins on its back.

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has brightly colored fins on its back.

And look! It has grown larger fins! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[edit | edit source]

Dorsal Dragons are so named because they have large fins along their backs that can be raised and lowered at will. They use these fins to regulate body temperature; they raise them to cool off when they become overheated. The bright colors on the fins double as a means of attracting mates.

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Dorsal Dragon
Purple
Purple Dorsal egg.gif Purple Dorsal hatchi.gif Purple Dorsal mature hatchi.gif Purple Dorsal adult.png
Dorsal Dragon
Red
Red Dorsal egg.gif Red Dorsal hatchi.gif Red Dorsal mature hatchi.gif Red Dorsal adult.gif

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Purple Dorsal egg.gif Purple Dorsal crack 1.png Purple Dorsal crack 2.png Purple Dorsal crack 3.png Purple Dorsal crack 4.png Purple Dorsal crack 5.png Dorsal dead egg.png


Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Red Dorsal egg.gif Red Dorsal crack 1.png Red Dorsal crack 2.png Red Dorsal crack 3.png Red Dorsal crack 4.png Red Dorsal crack 5.png Dorsal dead egg.png

Retired sprites[edit | edit source]

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Original sprites
Original egg Old Purple Dorsal egg.gif Old Dorsal dead egg.png

Encyclopedia entry[edit | edit source]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Large purple or red fins along their back with smaller fins along their neck.
  • Long white horns on their head that curve slightly towards their back.
  • Long, flexible necks.
  • Slim tails.
  • Bright red eyes.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Shy until their trust is gained; then they are quite loud and playful.
  • Can make a variety of squeaks, chirps, and yips.
  • Trust is gained slowly, but hard to lose.
  • Enjoy giving out gifts (usually twigs or leaves they find interesting) to those they love.

Adult Behavior

  • Do not usually vocalize what they are feeling, but instead use their tails for emotional displays, similar to dogs.
  • Fins can be used to show emotion but that is not their primary purpose.
  • Diet affects the brightness of the fin color.
  • Fins are rapidly flashed at potential mates until the potential mate accepts or declines.
  • Purple fins are more common than red.

Habitat

  • Prefer humid climates.
  • Live in hotter climates, where their fins aid in keeping the dragon cool.
  • Enjoy relaxing in the shade.

Diet

  • Omnivorous, eating vegetation and small mammals such as mice or rabbits.
  • Eat more vegetation than meat simply due to motivation.
  • Hatchlings eat more meat than adults as they are more active and more prone to catching small mammals.
  • Berries and other fruit are considered special treats.
  • Berries and other fruit can most strongly affect brightness of a dragon’s fins.
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