Female Henodus resting on land
Female Henodus resting on land
Basic Information
Real Creature.png Real Creature

Henodus chelyops

Nature.png Nature


Health Points.png Health Points

Adult: 30 30hearts.png

Infant: 10 (10hearts.png)

Attack Damage.png Attack Damage

0 (0hearts.png)

Hunger Points.png Hunger Points

50 50hunger.png


Grid Raw Aquatic Meat.png Raw Meat

Grid Henodus Skull.png Skull

Grid Leg Bone.png Leg bone

Grid Arm Bone.png Arm bone

Grid Aquatic Foot.png Foot

Grid Ribcage (Bone).png Ribcage

Grid Vertebrae.png Vertebrae

Grid Henodus Shell.png Shell

Modeled By Tyranno66
First appearances


8.0.4 UPDATE

Henodus ('hen-oh-dus', meaning "Turtle-Faced Single Tooth") is a small prehistoric aquatic reptile from the Triassic. It is the smallest of all the aquatic reptiles in the mod. It was added in the 7.3.2 Update along with ichthyosaurus. They are cathemeral, meaning active throughout the day and night, and are not affected by sleep. There is no size difference between genders, both males and females become about 1 block wide and 1 block long at adulthood. As they are similar to turtles, they are low to the ground at about 0.1 blocks tall. Males have more coloring and are much more darker than females. Baby henoduses are 0.5 blocks long, have the same model as adults, and are fully grown in 4 days. They can be given essence of chicken to grow faster at the cost of hunger. Henodus are intended to be fully aquatic, but they can still move on land.

Henodus, like almost all other mobs, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means based on its treatment. Having a low mood means it may attack or avoid you, having a high mood will make it passive. Right-click it with a DinoPedia to see what its mood is at.

A fossil version of the henodus can be created by right-clicking a bio-fossil on the ground, which will create a random skeleton of a prehistoric creature with a small chance of it being a henodus.

Like almost all other mobs in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world and must be created by the player through the culture vat. They are aquatic reptiles, they hatch from large eggs that need to be warmed by torches. Despite being an aquatic animal, their eggs must be hatched on land.


Henodus is a passive small aquatic reptile that lives in the water (however, it can move on land). They will not suffocate and are decently fast on land, but are very sluggish as they don't move very often. When in water however, they are very fast. They require at least 3 blocks of water deep in order to swim properly. They will never attack or counterattack any other mob as they are small and have no natural weapons, and they are not very good at running away when being attacked. Much of their hitbox is arrowproof, and they also cannot break blocks. Despite being herbivores, they will not seek out and eat any plants, and are thus reliant on the player for food. Their predators are liopleurodon, mosasaurus, sarcosuchus, and spinosaurus.

Henodus will interact with scratching posts, tethered logs, and will chase toy balls, bringing up their mood significantly. They are cathemernal, meaning they are active throughout the day and will not sleep.

Adult henodus can breed and lay egg sacs every five minutes if there is a male and female present. The breeding probability is handled by how many individuals are nearby.


Henodus, like almost all other mobs in the mod, can be tamed by standing within 6 blocks of the egg. If this does not happen, then they can be tamed by a whip, though this will decrease its mood. Tamed henodus can be ordered by a stick.


Henodus will, despite being a herbivore, typically not seek out underwater plants due to being a filter feeder. This means it is reliant on the player for food, and it will eat apples, seeds, wheat, vegetables, and cake. When on land it will sometimes snack on grass.


Henodus Idle 1
Henodus Idle 2
Henodus Hurt 1
Henodus Hurt 2
Henodus Death



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Carnivores appear in red. Herbivores appear in green. Omnivores appear in light blue. Piscivores appear in dark blue. Enemies/misc appear in brown. Defense Points.png means the creature can break blocks. Fire Ball.png means the creature is an apex predator/boss.
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