The Alien Penguin (final name unreleased) is a fauna species that will be featured in Subnautica: Below Zero.



The adult individual has a furry body, white on the chest and light blue on the back with a yellow bands dividing them. Like many creatures on 4546B, it has two pairs of eyes, yellow in color with black pupils. Though unlike other creatures the eyes face different directions; the smaller pair is front-mounted, offering binocular vision and depth perception. Whilst the larger pair is side-mounted, offering a much wider field of view.

About one third of the creature's height is made up by the huge beak atop its head. This beak opens horizontally rather than vertically, and rows of long black dental spines lie within. The beak is mostly black with a band of green and blue around halfway up. At the base of the beak on either side is a small, respiratory orifice.

There are two long flippers on either side of the body and two triangular pads with leathery soles for their feet. Two serrated claws are seen on the foot pads, allowing the penguin to grip the ice. The body ends with a thin black tail with a white band near the tip. The tail retracts when not swimming.


The juvenile form is around half of the adult's height and appears to have almost all white feathers, the only visible exception being an orange and blue stripe around the edge of the flipper.

The beak is much less prominent in the juvenile and instead of the adult's blue and green band, has a boomerang-shaped orange and blue marking near the tip. Its eyes are also proportionately larger.

Juvenile Penguins can be picked up by the player.


The Alien Penguin is inspired by real life penguins.