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Trilobites have segmented, chitinous bodies that armor them but provide enough flexibility for them to roll up and protect their vulnerable undersides from attack. Instead of jaws, trilobites have specialized structures called gnathobases at the base of some of their legs. These serrated and jagged structures grind and masticate any prey the trilobite latches onto, enabling the creatures to feed on anything from hard-shelled clams to soft-bodied creatures. While not particularly fast on their own, they can employ scuttling bursts of speed to dart into ocean silt or seaweed beds to escape predators.

Oceanic wizards of many types employ trilobites as familiars. In addition to trilobites' durability, their ubiquity means they make capable spies for their masters as they travel unnoticed throughout the depths.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 13

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TrilobiteCreature -1

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 275
Perception +8; darkvision, wavesense (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Athletics +4, Stealth +5, Survival +4
Str +1, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha +0
AC 15; Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +4
HP 7
Curl Up ReactionReaction Trigger The trilobite takes damage; Effect The trilobite gains a +2 circumstance bonus to AC until the start of its next turn.
Speed swim 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action gnathobase +7 [+3/-1] (agile, finesse), Damage 1d4+1 slashingQuick Escape Two ActionsTwo Actions The trilobite swims up to double its Speed and attempts to Hide.

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Source Bestiary 3 pg. 275
Often overlooked as little more than water-dwelling pests, trilobites are a varied species of arthropods found throughout the seas and oceans of Golarion. So ancient and widespread are these critters that trilobite fossils are as commonly found as living specimens.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Tremendous Variety

Scholars of the sea have identified thousands of varieties of trilobites, each distinguished by appearance, habitat, size, and diet. The smallest trilobites are an inch or two long, while individuals measuring almost two feet long have been found in the depths of the ocean. Some hide in silt, using tall eyestalks to spot prey, while others have wide, sweeping, wing-like heads; certain kinds are even covered in spines. This variety in appearance has led to distinctive jewelry in seaside villages that imitates local trilobite populations.