|“Artotts are semi-amphibious, bipedal reptilianoids who have developed a device within their throat that fires a lethal venom concoction. While their fins aid mainly in swimming, the large head fins double as defensive tools to frighten would-be predators."”|
|—Vacotor Database, Terran translation]]|
Artotts (pronounced /ˈɑːrˌ.tɑːt/) are bipedal reptilianoids found inhabiting tropical and subtropical coastlines on their homeworld, where they fill a niche similar to that of Earth's monkeys. Although they have advanced hands, they have not naturally reached sapience and have difficulty even grasping tools without outside genetic alterations due to their highly webbed hands. They are also considered hindered toward sapience due to a dependency on the nearby water, which they still foster their young inside makeshift pools.
Interestingly, races such as the Sculptors have altered them on a number of occasions and placed them upon various worlds.