Barbed Buttworm

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Barbed Buttworm
(Ophistophagus aculeavulgaris)
Main image of Barbed Buttworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Information
CreatorKrakow Sam Other
Week/Generation2/13
HabitatBeach
Size10 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietCarnivore (Plents)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionHermaphrodite (Eggs)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Eothoracocephalia
Ophistophagia
Ophistophagidae
Ophistophagus
Ophistophagus aculeavulgaris
Ancestor:Descendants:

The sneezing adaptation of the acuo sparked a heated arms-race. Those worms with longer, sharper, and tougher barbs invariably resisted the sneezes. This led to tougher sneezes, longer barbs, tougher sneezes, and so on. The barbs aren't conducive to burrowing, so the worms have to move by jumping with flicks of their muscular tails. Some worms can leap up to a meter at a time in this way. They also secrete hormones to attract other worms to recent kills.

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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)
  • Grub Krugg (phylum Thoracocephalia)