Azure Gusherwurm

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Azure Gusherwurm
(Ferracarus caelestihaemophage)
Main image of Azure Gusherwurm
Species is extinct.
20/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorOpDDay2001 Other
Week/Generation18/118
HabitatWright Rainforest
Size7.5 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietLithovore (Iron), Haemotroph (Rainforest Centiworm, Slithering Centiworm)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Budding
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Siderobiota
Ferrovermes
Siderostegae
Ferrochelatomorpha
Ferrochelatae
Siderophthria
Ferracaridae
Ferracarus
Ferracarus caelestihaemophage
Ancestor:Descendants:

The Azure Gusherwurm split from its ancestor, and moved to the Wright Rainforest. The smallest of the Gusherwurms, the Azure Gusherwurm excels at getting into small places as well as getting into the tunnels of its prey. Gusherwurms feed on the blood of its victims and are capable of both feeding on living or dead creatures, although Gusherwurms prefer to hunt living prey. When a Gusherwurm feeds on a living individual it will inject a mild sedative via it's mouth. It will do this in an attempt to impair the creature allowing it more time to feed. All Gusherwurms have a similar larval stage that will feed on only Iron until it's jaws and mouth are developed enough to penetrate the skin of its prey. The Azure Gusherwurm's body is slightly rigid as well as being softer and easier to squeeze, despite it having more iron in its diet than the Crimson Gusherwurm and possessing a similar restricted food source as the Verdant Gusherwurm. This implies that the Azure Gusherwurm is the closest descendant to its ancestor.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Gushlych (family Ferracaridae)
  • Karybdos (suborder Siderophthria)
  • Gushitos (subclass Ferrochelatomorpha)