Ingclaws are stationary Ing found in the Sky Temple Grounds and in Dark Agon Wastes on Dark Aether. The are covered in a hard shell that cannot be penetrated with any weapon in Samus's arsenal. They emit a highly toxic vapor that rapidly damages Samus, though the Dark Suit prevents damage in this vapor. On occasion Samus encounters Dormant Ingclaws that are hibernating and not producing vapor.
- "The Ingclaw secretes an incredibly durable shell over itself shortly after birth. From that moment on, it remains rooted in place. The creature feeds on the flotsam floating in the atmosphere of Dark Aether, and produces waste in the form of a toxic dark vapor." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Ingclaw" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "Ingclaws occasionally enter a strange torpor, brought on by constant exposure to the atmosphere of Dark Aether. While in this dream state, the creature does not feed or expel its deadly vapor. Fortunately, its indestructible shell protects it from predators." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Dormant Ingclaw" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)