Munge Fuddler: A crab-like Flanimal that "fuddles" everything it sees.
Frappled Humpdumbler: An octopus-like Flanimal with an eye on one side of its head and a nose on the other.
Offledermis: A Flanimal born inside out to escape its own smell. It has a heart above its inside out eyeballs and constantly leaks.
Plumboid Doppler: A round green Flanimal with eyestalks.
Blimble Sprent: A yellow, fast-moving Flanimal without arms that sprints everywhere, always avoiding its destination until it dies of exhaustion at exactly the same place it started running.
Glonk: A green reptilian humanoid Flanimal that does absolutely nothing for its entire life.
In August 2010, Norwich-based writer and artist John Savage issued a High Courtwrit, claiming that the original book is based on his own work, Captain Pottie's Wildlife Encyclopedia. The writ claims Savage's artistic and literary copyright has been infringed by Gervais. A spokeswoman for Gervais said the concept and illustrations existed before Savage's work.
Originally ITV had commissioned a television series based on the books, which had a predicted air date of 2009, but it was later scrapped.