Brute Snark

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Brute Snark
(Carpotestabellua bruticus)
Artwork of Brute Snark
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Creator BioCat Other
Carpotestabellua bruticus
Week/Generation 16/107
Habitat Jujubee Ocean (Twilight Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Sunlight Zone), Somarinoa Coast, Huggs Coast, Yokto Coast, Ittiz Coast, Clayren Coast, Ovi Coast
Size 6.4 m Long
Support Unknown
Diet Carnivore (Silverling, Triple Seadragolden, Flashing Filtersquid, Tentacled Urphish, Glowing Urpoi, Twilight Ureel, Lightvesting Filtersquid, Great Tregon, Baleen Tregon, Grasping Tregon, Schooling Tregon, Maelstrom Ghark, Diamiboard Beakworm, many more coastal fauna)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Sexual, fleshy boney egg sacks, two sexes

As the tregon arose ancient predators were still lurking the waters. The brute snark replaced its ancestor and moved to the sunlight zone as well becoming the top predator of the Jujubee Ocean. Although it has a varied diet as a top predator its main dish are the tregons. It has evolved powerful teeth in order to penetrate through all boney material. It hunts its prey by slowly following them and then increasing in speed. When it gets in contact it bashes its prey with its powerful front limbs breaking its bones and piercing its inner organs.

The brute snarks reproduce about once in two years as they flock to the coastal area looking for more of their species. Then they reproduce and while the males leave the coasts and return to deep waters the females stay in the coasts for a few more months.

Its front limbs have grown massively big being used as its main locomotion organ along with its back fin. Its back limbs on the other hand have changed completely in function. After they reproduce the females’ eggs grow for 3 month in its womb. Then they move into the former legs now known as the “boney sacks” there they grow for two more weeks as the sacks starts to slowly disconnect from the mother’s body. Finally the mother sheds her sacks in a bloody disconnection on the coastal water floor. For the next 2 months until the babies will hatch the mother makes the area her home keeping an eye on the boney sacks. In fact the mother uses the boney sacks, which are fleshy material just waiting to be eaten, in order to attract prey for herself. The boney sacks contain anti-bacterial chemicals that keep the sacks from rotting. Finally when the young hatch they are rather big, 3-9 from each sack. This is although each sack originally contains about 20 eggs, because usually when the first young hatch they feed on their siblings’ eggs and later on the flesh in the sack. They quickly leave the area as in about a day from the hatch the maternal instinct passes and the mother might feed on them.

It has evolved much bigger nostrils for better oxygen replenishment. Its left nostril is mostly used to draw oxygen-filled water while the right to release oxygen-light water. In times of need like hunting it uses both nostrils to draw oxygen-filled waters and compress the oxygen-free water inside special cells only to release it later when it rests.

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)
  • Gillcrest (order Eusqualichthyes)
  • Saurohound (class Squalichthyes)