Crawling Stumpworm

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Crawling Stumpworm
(Nothocephalovermis octopoda)
Artwork of Crawling Stumpworm
Species is extinct.
5/33, replaced by descendant
Creator Irinya Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Archaeoherpetia
Synocephalivermes
Nothocephalidae
Nothocephalovermis
Nothocephalovermis octopoda
Week/Generation 5/32
Habitat Southwest Beach, Southeast Beach
Size 24-25 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Herbivore (Beach Puffs)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Lays broods of eggs)


The crawling stumpworm evolved from the four-eyed stumpworm. Its eyes have advanced greatly, allowing it to see in color and detail. Further, its arms have fused together, granting better muscle attachment for its mandible claws. Its original fleshy head remains inside its new "pseudo-head", albeit now mostly fused to its arms, including its chitinous teeth which it uses to chew up the beach puffs which it eats with its mandible claws. In addition to these developments, the crawling stumpworm has also evolved eight small legs through the same developmental pathway that created the ancestral stumpworm's limbs. These legs are not yet strong enough to lift its body. Instead, the creature uses them to drag itself through the sands of the beaches where it lives. While the beach puffs are not blooming, the crawling stumpworm will dig a burrow in the sand, where it will hibernate until its food source returns. This behavior occasionally puts it at risk of infection by testudohexapodia acta or Testudohexapodia Spherus (Beach Puff) microbes.

Notes

This species' description was partially rewritten by Disgustedorite in January 2021.

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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)
  • Sardchovy (phylum Thoracocephalia)