EDIT: Update pic
This particular space-faring creature (one of many in the Delura galaxy) harvests metallic compounds from anything it can find. Not surprisingly, it can be a real problem if a cargo ship happens to get routed through an asteroid belt; a place where many of these creatures live.
Mr. Splats is going to play a guest starring role in the next animated short. The model isn’t done yet; it still needs some extra pincers, plated armor, thin, long legs, etc. So why is this guy named Mr. Splats? Well, you’ll just have to wait to find out!