Cavehopper

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Cavehopper
(Atrigryllus caverna)
Main image of Cavehopper
Species is extinct.
19/125, habitat loss
Information
CreatorClayren Other
Week/Generation12/77
HabitatMartyk Sandstone Caves
Size17 cm long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietHerbivore (Light Gatherer Plurge)
RespirationActive (Microlungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (Lays a brood of small, soft, snail-like eggs in the roots of the Light Gatherer Plurge)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Clade
Superclass
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Coluripoda
Ossicancer
Entomocarcinia (info)
Gryllocarides
Saltocaridae
Atrigryllus
Atrigryllus caverna
Ancestor:Descendants:

The cavehopper split from its ancestors in the Ittiz-Ovi Desert region to live in the Martyk Sandstone Cave. The nocturnal scuttlehopper's large eyes helped it see in the darkness of the night, and its ancestor's large eyes help it to find its way from patch to patch of light gatherer plurges. In fact, its eyes have grown even larger to help it. The complete lack of predators has allowed the cavehopper to grow longer and slightly bigger. It still lays soft eggs amongst the roots of plants, but now it lays them in the roots of the light gatherer plurge instead of the plurge.

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)
  • Mottlekragg (class Entomocarcinia)