==Overview==

Race:
Morph

Origin Planet:
Tanadrine

Average Lifespan:
78 years

Bodily intake required to function:
Organic compounds; carnivorous/herbivorous. Oxygen, H₂O

Base Min/Max Temp. Tolerance:
10F to 80F (average, can vary)

Gravity tolerance:
1g

Physical Force Capability (what is considered heavy weight-wise):
~60 lbs, varies by species

Mental Properties:
Varies by species

Physical Properties:
Varies by species

==Commentary==

IXC (Intergalactic Xenobiologist Committee) FOREWORD:
Because of their diverse nature, Morphs are difficult to describe in an overall context. As such, this document is not comprehensive and focuses on data that can be applied to the majority of Morphs. Specialized documentation outside the scope of IXC data can be obtained from your preferred digital library.

Morphs are best known for their diverse physical and mental properties, which is partly why the term of “Morph” applies so well concerning this race. To this day, there are over two-hundred recorded variations of Morphs which range anywhere from the nimble Felidae to the robust Ursine.

A common observation on the average mammalian morph will show that their body is typically covered in a fibrous compound known as “hair” or “fur”. This trait usually serves the functions of temperature control, minor protection, identification and (in the right environment) camouflage. Color markings such as stripes or spots are very common, but no two patterns are ever exactly the same. Reptilian Morphs are easily identified as they lack this “hair”, their skin typically covered by flexible scales and can bear color patterns much like that of a mammalian.

Compared to other races such as Ixarians or Lugarians, Morphs are very robust and versatile creatures, capable of surviving in a wide range of environments. The adaptability of Morphic creatures is speculated to be the result of the changing and varied environments on their homeplanet of Tanadrine.

Sensory organs usually consist of two eyes which are housed behind the nose. Morphs have a fair level of clarity in their eyesight and most can adapt to low-light situations after 1 minute of exposure to darkness. Having a highly developed sense of smell, this allows many Morphs the advantage of detecting elements that they cannot otherwise see or hear. Listening is achieved through common auditory organs located in the head, typically paired with “ears” that help to capture incoming sound waves and project them to the brain, which is also located in the head.

Morphs are social creatures in nature much like Lugarians but are typically less prone to physical touch in the presence of unacquainted individuals. Because social customs can be difficult to determine by observation alone, it is strongly recommended that observant races research customs and common behaviors of females and males before visiting a location primarily populated by Morphs. Bear in mind that these social traits can be influenced by not only the stereotypes between females and males, but the species in question as well.

Through their adaptability, Morphs are recognized as a competitive life-form in any career field and have proven to be the pioneers of change. Truly, Morphs have more than lived up to their name.