Acucravat

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Acucravat
(Acunaribus eymdavid)
Main image of Acucravat
Species is extant.
Information
CreatorCoolsteph Other
Week/Generation25/157
HabitatFermi Temperate Beach
Size2.1 m Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Bone)
DietCarnivore (Minikruggs, Scuttlers, Burraroms, Krillpedes)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Two Sexes, Frog-like Eggs Laid into Rock Pools
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Saurochelones
Acanthomoi
Acunaribidae
Acunaribus
Acunaribus eymdavid
Ancestor:Descendants:

The acucravat probes the mud for food, chiefly scuttlers and burrowing species of minikruggs. However, it will also eat burraroms and krillpedes that wash ashore after storms. It prefers relatively large prey that are between 7 and 17 centimeters long, and its typical feeding range is 0.4 m (40 cm) to 0.8 m (80 cm) below the surface of the mud. Acucravats are crepuscular, and most active between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. These activity times help them avoid shantaks and velocidohves, but not snapjaw sandcrocks. The acucravat typically runs away when threatened, but when cornered, it will stab with its beak. These wounds can be severe, for its beak can crack ribs and puncture skulls.

For a few thousand years the spinebacked probeface and its descendant cooexisted due to slightly different feeding depths and feeding times. However, eventually its ancestor went extinct, for its descendant could better avoid, flee, or fight predators. The interbreeding between the two is responsible for the slightly different facial features of some individuals.

It lays its froglike eggs in rock pools located relatively far from the shore. This distance means the pools are rarely filled with seawater, so most of the time the water comes from the rain. Its larvae prefer freshwater, but can tolerate slightly brackish water. (if at the expense of tiring quicker than it would in freshwater)