Escorting Beakworm

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Escorting Beakworm
(Vermisposterus caeruleus)
Main image of Escorting Beakworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma ray burst
Information
CreatorFlisch Other
Week/Generation5/31
HabitatOpen Ocean
Size20 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietCarnivore (Strainbeansucker)
RespirationPassive (Transcutaneous)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, two sexes, eggs into the water
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Pterigiophora (info)
Eupterigiophora
Rostroichthyes
Vermirostrates
Rostratichthidae
Vermisposterus
Vermisposterus caeruleus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The escorting beakworm evolved from the multicolor beakworm. Unlike its ancestor, it doesn't live in shoals, but follows big creatures like the strainbean and snark. They remove all parasites, like the strainbeansuckers, and keep the skin clean. In return, they're safe and won't be eaten by its host, and they can eat the rest, which the host lets fall down. No matter where they are on the skin, their top is always directed towards their host, so that they can pick things with their bent beak from the skin. In conclusion, the fin at the top degenerated, while the fins at the bottom became larger.

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)
  • Dogelaro (class Rostroichthyes)