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The cranefish is a creature commonly found near Earth Kingdom coastlines, as well as industrial areas such as the Earthen Fire Refinery.[1]


The cranefish is black and white in coloration, with a red patch on top of the head. It is streamlined, with a long neck, long legs, and large wings. Although feathers primarily cover the entirety of its body, the cranefish also has scales running along its back.[1]


As suggested by its name, the cranefish bears resemblance to the crane and exhibits most of the bird's physical appearance, apart from its scales, which are attributable to many species of fish.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DiMartino, Michael Dante; Konietzko, Bryan; Yang, Gene (writer), Sasaki of Gurihiru (penciling, inking), Kawano of Gurihiru (colorist), Heisler, Michael; Comicraft (letterer). The Rift Part 1 (March 5, 2014), Dark Horse Comics.

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