The speedy gulper has evolved to specialize in flying prey. Its legs have become longer and stronger to allow for more speed and limited jumping. The tongue has also lengthened to grab prey out of the air. The tail on the other hand has shortened for greater mobility and to save weight. By increasing its speed, it also has a better defense against predators like the saucebacks. The gulper pictured is in breeding colors, which last for a few weeks during the breeding season. It is normally a purplish-brown like its ancestor.