Not to be confused with Rare Species, Lone Species, Origin Species, Variants, HC Monsters, Deviants, Supremacy Species, Special Species, Zenith Species, or Burst Species.

A subspecies (Japanese: 亜種 Ashu) is an alternate form of a monster that usually sports different colors from the base form of a monster, and is considered more aggressive and dangerous compared to said monster as well.[1] The Guild defines subspecies as a population of monsters in which environmental factors or adaptive evolution has caused a certain group of monsters to change or mutate over time, creating a subspecies.[2][3] Although that is how the Guild defines subspecies, there are some exceptions to that rule.[4]

List of Subspecies by Generation

1st Generation

2nd Generation

3rd Generation

4th Generation

5th Generation

Frontier Generation

Online Generation


Bird Wyverns

MH4-Yian Kut-Ku and Konchu Render 001
MH4-Blue Yian Kut-Ku Render 001
Yian Kut-Ku Blue Yian Kut-Ku
MH4-Gypceros Render 001
Purple Gypceros MH4 Render
Gypceros Purple Gypceros
MHW-Pukei-Pukei Render 001
MHWI-Coral Pukei-Pukei Render 001
Pukei-Pukei Coral Pukei-Pukei
3rdGen-Qurupeco Render 001
MHP3-Crimson Qurupeco Render 001
Qurupeco Crimson Qurupeco
MHO-Chramine Render 002
MHO-Ice Chramine Render 002
Chramine Ice Chramine

Brute Wyvern

MHW-Barroth Render 001
Barroth Jade Barroth
MHGen-Duramboros Render 001
Duramboros Rust Duramboros
MHW-Uragaan Render 001 Uragaan Subspecies render
Uragaan Steel Uragaan
MHW-Anjanath Render 001
MHWI-Fulgur Anjanath Render 001
Anjanath Fulgur Anjanath
MHWI-Glavenus Render 001
MHWI-Acidic Glavenus Render 001
Glavenus Acidic Glavenus
FrontierGen-Abiorugu Render 001
FrontierGen-Giaorugu Render 001
Abiorugu Giaorugu

Piscine Wyvern

MHGen-Plesioth Render 001
MH3U-Green Plesioth Render 001
Plesioth Green Plesioth
MHGen-Lavasioth Render 001
FrontierGen-Lavasioth Subspecies Render 001
Lavasioth  Lavasioth Subspecies


MHGen-Royal Ludroth Render 001
3rdGen-Purple Ludroth Render 001
Royal Ludroth Purple Ludroth
MHGen-Agnaktor Render 001
Glacial Agnaktor Render
Agnaktor Glacial Agnaktor
MHGen-Lagiacrus Render 001
MH3G-Lagiacrus Subspecies
Lagiacrus Ivory Lagiacrus

Flying Wyvern

MHW-Rathian Render 001
MHW-Pink Rathian Render 001
Rathian Pink Rathian
MHW-Rathalos Render 001
MHW-Azure Rathalos Render 001
Rathalos Azure Rathalos
MH4-Khezu Render 001
MH4-Red Khezu Render 001
Khezu Red Khezu
MH4U-Monoblos Render 001
MH4U-White Monoblos Render 001
Monoblos White Monoblos
MHW-Diablos Render 001 MHW-Black Diablos Render 001
Diablos Black Diablos
MH4-Basarios Render 001
MH4-Ruby Basarios Render 001
Basarios Ruby Basarios
MH4-Gravios Render 001
MH4-Black Gravios Render 001
Gravios Black Gravios
MHWI-Tigrex Render 001
MHWI-Brute Tigrex Render 001
Tigrex Brute Tigrex
MHWI-Nargacuga Render 001
3rdGen-Green Nargacuga Render 001
Nargacuga Green Nargacuga
MHWI-Barioth Render 001
3rdGen-Sand Barioth Render 001
Barioth Sand Barioth
3rdGen-Gigginox Render 001
3rdGen-Baleful Gigginox Render 001
Gigginox Baleful Gigginox
MHW-Paolumu Render 001
MHWI-Nightshade Paolumu Render 001
Paolumu Nightshade Paolumu
FrontierGen-Espinas Render 002
FrontierGen-Espinas Subspecies Render 002
Espinas Espinas Subspecies
FrontierGen-Berukyurosu Render 003
FrontierGen-Doragyurosu Render 001
Berukyurosu Doragyurosu


MH4U-Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001
MH4U-Plum Daimyo Hermitaur Render 001
Daimyo Hermitaur Plum Daimyo Hermitaur
MHGen-Shogun Ceanataur Render 001
2ndGen-Terra Shogun Ceanataur Render 001
Shogun Ceanataur Terra Shogun Ceanataur
FrontierGen-Akura Vashimu Render 001
FrontierGen-Akura Jebia Render 001
Akura Vashimu Akura Jebia
MHO-Baelidae Render 001
Dread Baelidae
Baelidae Dread Baelidae

Fanged Beast

MH4-Congalala Render 001
MH4-Emerald Congalala Render 001
Congalala Emerald Congalala
MHGen-Blangonga Render 001
2ndGen-Copper Blangonga Render 001
Blangonga Copper Blangonga
MH4-Kecha Wacha Render 001 MH4U-Ash Kecha Wacha Render 001
Kecha Wacha Ash Kecha Wacha
MHO-Slicemargl Render 001 MHO-Purple Slicemargl Render 001
Slicemargl Purple Slicemargl
MHO-Caeserber Render 001 MHO-Yellow Caeserber Render 001
Caeserber Yellow Caeserber

Fanged Wyvern

MHWI-Zinogre Render 001
MHWI-Stygian Zinogre Render 001
Zinogre Stygian Zinogre
MHW-Tobi-Kadachi Render 001
MHWI-Viper Tobi-Kadachi Render 001
Tobi-Kadachi Viper Tobi-Kadachi
MHW-Odogaron Render 001
MHWI-Ebony Odogaron Render 001
Odogaron Ebony Odogaron


MH4-Tetsucabra Render 001
MH4U-Berserk Tetsucabra Render 001
Tetsucabra Berserk Tetsucabra
MH4-Zamtrios Render 001
MH4U-Tigerstripe Zamtrios Render 001
Zamtrios Tigerstripe Zamtrios

Snake Wyvern

MH4-Najarala Render 001
MH4U-Tidal Najarala Render 001
Najarala Tidal Najarala


MH4-Seltas Render 001
MH4U-Desert Seltas Render 001
Seltas Desert Seltas
MH4-Seltas Queen and Seltas Render 001
MH4U-Desert Seltas Queen and Desert Seltas Render 001
Seltas Queen Desert Seltas Queen
MHO-Lightenna Render 001
MHO-Poikilos Lightenna Render 001
Lightenna Poikilos Lightenna


MH4-Nerscylla Render 001
MH4U-Shrouded Nerscylla Render 001
Nerscylla Shrouded Nerscylla


MHO-Estrellian Render 001
MHO-Doom Estrellian Render 001
Estrellian Doom Estrellian

Elder Dragon

FrontierGen-Lao-Shan Lung Render 001
MHF1-Ashen Lao-Shan Lung Render 001
Lao-Shan Lung Ashen Lao-Shan Lung
3rdGen-Jhen Mohran Render 001
MH3U-Hallowed Jhen Mohran Render 001
Jhen Mohran Hallowed Jhen Mohran
3rdGen-Ceadeus Render 001
MH3U-Goldbeard Ceadeus Render 001
Ceadeus Goldbeard Ceadeus
MHW-Kirin Render 001
MH4-Oroshi Kirin Render 001
Kirin Oroshi Kirin
MH4U-Dalamadur Render 001
MH4U-Shah Dalamadur Render 002
Dalamadur Shah Dalamadur
FrontierGen-Rukodiora Render 002
FrontierGen-Rebidiora Render 001
Rukodiora Rebidiora
MHO-Tartaronis Render 001
MHO-Infernal Tartaronis Render 001
Tartaronis Infernal Tartaronis


  • Despite being considered subspecies, both Black Diablos and Shah Dalamadur are actually temporary changes of ordinary monster individuals during certain periods of their life.


  • Hunter's Encyclopedia [reprinted edition]
  • Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works


  1. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 334
  2. Hunter's Encyclopedia [reprinted edition] - pg. 140
  3. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 334
  4. Monster Hunter: World - The Official Complete Works - pg. 334
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