Can ride but only underwater. In order to ride, hold whatever your ride button is and click the option that says ride. Level up in oxygen, health, and movement speed if using this for underwater dives. Really fast underwater, and can outspeed megalodons.
These cute amphibians are excellent for killing trilobites and gathering their corpses, since they:
* have a large damage multiplier on them
* gather black pearls in addition to the normal drops
* are fast enough to avoid and evade marine predators such as sharks
* will kill and gather trilobites in a single hit.
Additionally, they’re great for pre-scuba gear silica pearl diving, since they can act as a portable oxygen tank. Just be wary of sea scorpions stinging your diplocaulus while you are grabbing pearls, because it has extremely low torpor and could be knocked out.
These guys are the kings of trilobite hunting. Not only do they deal additional damage to them, they're great at collecting chitin, oil, and pearls. Other perks: they don't need a saddle to be ridden while in the water, they provide you with oxygen underwater, and are faster than just about anything while swimming. Super underrated mounts imo.
Amazing for starting out if you wanna go in the ocean and you don't have scuba gear unlocked, they are extremely fast and can outrun pretty much anything in the water like the dolphin, I still use mine even now