The strider ovimari replaced its ancestor, the ovimari, in Ovi-Hydro Plains. Since the chitinbane evolved, the egg laying creatures died out, and thus left little to no egg layers for the ovimari to eat. So it changed its diet to eating small plents. Like most "squids" on Sagan 4, it too can change its colorings to match its environment. However it mainly sticks to purple and yellow colorings to blend in with the local flora. It will ambush prey by standing and waiting for something to pass by. Then it will use its taloned graspers to snatch up prey. It is slightly larger than its ancestor and its eye stalks sit higher so it can see father over the tall grasses of the plains. Like their ancestor they have good night vision and will typically stalk prey only when after dusk. They are extremely quiet and stealthy. They have to be since their prey are so quick and they are slow runners.
They are solitary creatures and only meet to mate. When they do mate they will make thundering calls with the vocal sacks in their heads. They also have a mild toxin in their bite, which is only used as a last resort to defend themselves, and help paralyze their prey to stop it from struggling. Otherwise they will make loud noises and try to puff themselves up to look bigger than they really are. In the winter they will build up a thick layer of blubber to keep them warm.