One of the more uninteresting races in Dungeons & Dragons, Locathahs are yet another species of humanoid-bodied fish people, ala the sahuagin and kuo-toa. Unlike those monsters, however, locathahs are a peaceful and friendly race who have no inherent quarrel with anybody who isn't trying to kill them first. Which probably didn't really contribute to their notability, even though they have been playable in both Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition.
Although humanoid in shape, locathahs are clearly more fish than human. The average locathah stands 5 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds. Females and males look very much alike, although the former can be recognized by the two ochre stripes marking their egg sacs.
The locathah first appeared in the 1975 Blackmoor supplement. They appeared in first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the original Monster Manual (1977). They appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989), and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993). The locathah appeared as a player character race for the Forgotten Realms setting in Sea of Fallen Stars (1999). They appeared in the third edition Monster Manual (2000), and in the 3.5 revised Monster Manual (2003). Most recently they appeared in the Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure.
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Much like the Firbolg, the Locathah got a complete design change in 5th Edition.