Shriekbats are small flying creatures that appear in the Metroid Prime games. They hang from ceilings in caves and have a very high body temperature which peaks at 121°C, making them easy to spot with thermal imaging. Highly territorial, shriekbats will defend their terrain to the death, in the most literal sense. When an intruder enters their domain, a pack of shriekbats will divebomb the intruder and explode on impact.
Shriekbats have been encountered in various habitats on multiple planets across the galaxy. Below is a list of all shriekbat subspecies encountered by Samus Aran.
Tallon Shriekbat Edit
Shriekbats native to Tallon IV have a small, insect-like appearance and possess blade shaped wings, a single red eye on their head, two small mandibles, and two small legs that they use to hold onto cave ceilings.
Ice Shriekbat Edit
Native to the Phendrana Drifts of Tallon IV, ice shriekbats are slightly larger around their base and their appendages are larger. Their coloration is blue and yellow rather than black and brown. Although ice shriekbats reside in a cold environment, it seems that like their cousins they still have high internal temperatures.
Aether Shriekbat Edit
Shriekbats from Aether have a distinct crescent shape and seem to emit a strange light from between their tail-ends.
Bryyonian Shriekbat Edit
Shriekbats from Bryyo more closely resemble bats encountered on Earth, but like all other shriekbat types they will divebomb enemies and explode on impact.
Elysian Shriekbat Edit
Urtagian Shriekbat Edit
A shriekbat subspecies encountered on the Pirate Homeworld.