Cave Torch

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Cave Torch
(Pylopyres specus)
Main image of Cave Torch
Species is extinct.
18/121, Replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorElerd Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatNinja Sandstone Caves
Size5-6 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietPhotosynthesis, Filter-Feeder
RespirationPassive (Tracheae)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Hermaphrodite: Nectar-like gametes, Eggs
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Subfamily
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera (info)
Dendrovermes
Vermanthidae
Vermanthinae
Pylopyres
Pylopyres specus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The cave torch has split from its ancestor and specialized in cave dwelling. Its leaves now have small feeding pores surrounded by a phosphorescent liquid. The flower evolved bioluminescence as well, and the cave torch uses it to attract the bumblecaveling so they can come and pollinate it. The young worms walk on the cave wall until they find a firm place to plant root. Because the cave torch is deprived of its sun light, it has resorted into filter feeding microorganisms that lost their way and got enamored in the phosphorescence of the cave torch's leaves. Though it still has photosynthesis capabilities, the lack of light in the cave renders this ability useless.

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)
  • Dragonworms (subclass Polyptera)