Butt-Plug Worm

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Butt-Plug Worm
(Ophistophagus opisthoepilambanein)
Main image of Butt-Plug Worm
Species is extinct.
2/13, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorKrakow Sam Other
Week/Generation2/11
HabitatBeach
Size8 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 opisthoepilambanein
Ancestor:Descendants:

To better locate plents, the rasping sandworm evolved the ability to smell elevated concentrations of oxygen (produced by photosynthesizing plents). In the case of the herbivorous plent, this led the worms to the posterior respiratory vent. A bizarre sub-species of worms began launching themselves into the breathing-holes of resting herbivorous plents. The plent would then suffocate and die, allowing the sandworm to feed at its leisure. The corpse of a plent usually attracts large numbers of worms, which engage in a feeding frenzy, and often a ritual of mating as well. As with their deep-sea cousins, there are no sexes and eggs and sexual material is simply thrown together externally. The larvae hatch after a few hours and feed on the decomposing plent-flesh.

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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)
  • Gossarat (phylum Thoracocephalia)