Cephalaspis was mostly inspired by its somewhat inaccurate depiction in Walking With Monsters, both in girth and color scheme. The real thing was much flatter.
Bananogmius was very fun and challenging to design. The color scheme was very loosely inspired by arctic graylings but ended up evolving into something completely new.
Perhaps the most unusual is the Xiphactinus. Rather than go the usual route and give you the bulldog fish monster you often see in media, I wanted something different, unique and beautiful, so I've given it the appearance of a koi.
Wonderful, wonderful work, as always. This planet is coming to life more and more every day. I think my favorite of the bunch is Xiphactinus. I find the more nuanced, subdued look very clever, and the colors and texture are a 10/10. Can't wait to finally go fishing in Carnivores!