Carpozoa Gusherwurm

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Carpozoa Gusherwurm
(Ferracarus carpozoaphilia)
Main image of Carpozoa Gusherwurm
Species is extinct.
19/125, Loss of Food (Ice Comet Impact Event)
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation18/120
HabitatWright Tropical Rainforest
Size10 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietLithovore (Iron), Haemotroph (Orbitree Neckeye, Rainforest Skyreaper)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Budding
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Siderobiota
Ferrovermes
Siderostegae
Ferrochelatomorpha
Ferrochelatae
Siderophthria
Ferracaridae
Ferracarus
Ferracarus carpozoaphilia
Ancestor:Descendants:

The carpozoa gusherwurm split from the crimson gusherwurm. It has specified in drinking the red iron rich blood of species from the carpozoa kingdom. It is slightly larger than its ancestor and has a smoother exoskeleton. It is blind and must seek out blood using its 3 green nostrils. Like its ancestor gusherwurms feed on the blood of its victims and are capable of both feeding on living or dead creatures, although gusherwurms prefer to hunt living prey. When a gusherwurm feeds on a living individual it will inject a mild sedative via it's mouth. It will do this in an attempt to impair the creature allowing it more time to feed. All gusherwurms have a similar larval stage that will feed on only iron until it's jaws and mouth are developed enough to penetrate the skin of its prey. It directly competes with its ancestor, however it ancestor has more varied diet than it so it still can survive.

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)
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    Gushlych (family Ferracaridae)
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    Haplotoke Gushlych (suborder Siderophthria)
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    Gliding Gushstrider (subclass Ferrochelatomorpha)