Ballpede

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Ballpede
(Limisphericaris rollo)
Artwork of Ballpede
Species is extinct.
7/46, replaced by descendant
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Anipeda
Scorpiocarida
Nauticarida
Mucoritestacaridae
Limisphericaris
Limisphericaris rollo
Week/Generation 7/45
Habitat Glicker-Wright Reef
Size 40 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Scavenger (Malakommalis infected animals)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, spores, two sexes


The stingerpede kept getting eaten by the helmeted parrotworm, so rather than use its stinger, some curled up to protect themselves. These evolved into the ballpede. Their shells are thick and their spikes sharp. Even a parrotworm's beak cannot break its shell. Its spends its day scavenging for scraps at the bottom of the reef. Its favorite food is malakommalis infected animals. It has grown an immunity to the spores and actually uses them to strengthen its shell thanks to the ridged nature of the malakommalis. There is a price however; the more they curled up, the more the shell will stay in the curled up position. Eventually, old ballpedes will be forever stuck that way due to the crystal build up within the exoskeleton segments. Thus, they have to crawl around using only their claws. In short, they actually help spread the malakommalis the more predators bite their infected shells.

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)
  • Shellpede (family Mucoritestacaridae)
  • Obscurpedes (class Anipeda)