Escorting Beakworm

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Escorting Beakworm
(Vermisposterus caeruleus)
Artwork of Escorting Beakworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma ray burst
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Pterigiophora
Rostroichthyes
Vermirostrates
Rostratichthidae
Vermisposterus
Vermisposterus caeruleus
Week/Generation 5/31
Habitat Open Ocean
Size 20 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Carnivore (Strainbeansucker)
Respiration Passive (Transcutaneous)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, two sexes, eggs into the water


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)
  • Southern Gillfin (class Rostroichthyes)