The Canus is a regular enemy in Shadow Hearts that is found early in the game, in Zhaoyang Village. Its appearance is based on a large dog or wolf, that appears to have blue-grey scales rather than fur.
This beast-ghost guards the graveyard of wolves. It brings trouble to humans that step into its tribe’s hunting ground. Its attacks are fast and deadly.
The name ‘canus’ possibly comes from ‘canine’ or a misspelling of ‘canis lupus’ (the scientific name for a wolf).