|First Sighting||Legends & Lore|
|Habitat||Southeast Vietnam ocean|
In 1883, several Vietnamese men found a decapitated carcass that had washed ashore at Hong Gai, Vietnam. The head was gone, but the body was formed of segmented joints that rang like sheet metal when struck. According to the account, the carcass smelled so bad that it had to be towed away into the sea.
Cryptozoologists have suggested a number of possibilities for what the con rit could be, if it is a real animal. Some say it is a primitive whale that is a relative of the zeuglodons which has evolved bony plates. It could also be some sort of giant crustacean or other segmented sea creature, the type of giant "something" that many ordinary scientists expect could be discovered in the deep sea someday. It could also be a giant remipede, a creature similar to a centipede, but blind and ocean-dwelling. Invertebrates are some of the most frequently discovered animals in modern times, and if a giant invertebrate were discovered, scientists would expect it to be an oceanic creature, since the depths of the oceans are the only place where many mainstream scientists believe giant animals may still lurk undiscovered.
In Popular Culture
In the Video Game The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun, the Con Rit appeared as a long blue Anomalocaris with red eyes. The player must play as Con Rit to fight Munya and must beat Munya in Underwater Town Level which later created the Underwater Town destroyed. Con Rit is also one of the cryptids that Zak must protect (Adaro, Orange eyes, Burning man, Azazel, Wampus cat, Con rit, and Kikiyaon) but in the Nintendo version, it appeared as a collectible cryptid for Cryptopedia.