Barbed Buttworm

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Barbed Buttworm
(Ophistophagus aculeavulgaris)
Artwork of Barbed Buttworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Eothoracocephalia
Ophistophagia
Ophistophagidae
Ophistophagus
Ophistophagus aculeavulgaris
Week/Generation 2/13
Habitat Beach
Size 10 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Carnivore (Plents)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)


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)
  • Ephemeral Sapworm (phylum Thoracocephalia)