Stats Issue (Forsaken Swampdweller)

I received the Forsaken Swampdweller by gaining 500 Favor in the ship graveyard (undersea realm).

Several realms later, I went to take the creature out of the stable, and the Stable interface shows the following:
– Level 8 creature (I assume he gained some experience while in the Stable)
– Heath / Mana / Attack : 24
– Int / Defense / Speed : 14

I find it difficult to believe that a Level 8 creature has a highest Stat of 24. (Unless Forsaken just have incredibly low base stats?!?)

Forsaken Swampdweller.bmp (3 MB)