Snipion is an enemy from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.
Snipions can Poison party members, but are overall no threat.
The creatures have two phases. At first they raise their claws and tail. After taking damage they lie down with their claws and tail lopped off.
Its English name is a mistranslation of Sniper.
Its Japanese name is sniper. A sniper was a marksman or qualified specialist who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with an enemy and shoot enemies from a concealed position.