Sand Snipe

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Sand Snipe
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Po-Metru (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]

The Sand Snipes are tiny insect-like Rahi.


The Sand Snipe species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[2]

A population of Sand Snipes made their home in the arid district of Po-Metru on Metru Nui.[3]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, the surviving Sand Snipes left the Matoran Universe and immigrated to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Sand Snipes are a pest to the Matoran because they often burrow underneath Matoran armor and bite the organic tissue beneath. They are easily trapped: accustomed to barren regions, they are captivated by the sight of Liquid Protodermis, and sometimes dive into a puddle of it and drown in an instant. This odd behavior led to the Matoran expression "foolish as a Sand Snipe."[3]





  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11964. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sand Snipe." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 125.