Feathered Beakworm

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Feathered Beakworm
(Plumovestatus pennae)
Main image of Feathered Beakworm
Species is extinct.
11/74, loss of food
Information
CreatorIrinya Other
Week/Generation6/40
HabitatGlicker-Wright Reef
Size16-20 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietCarnivore (Jellysquid)
RespirationPassive (Transcutaneous)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, 2 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
Plumovestatidae
Plumovestatus
Plumovestatus pennae
Ancestor:Descendants:

The feathered beakworms evolved from rock beakworms to feed on the jellysquid. They developed fine feathers that cover their entire bodies to avoid being stung by the jellysquid's poisonous tentacles. In addition to this, the feathered beakworms all became a blueish-gray color so that they can more easily hide from predators amongst their jellysquid prey. The double eye of the ancestral beakworm was doubled, and each pair of eyes moved to the sides of the feathered beakworm's head. This increased its area of vision, which helps it to avoid predators. The feathered beakworm continues to pair up like its ancestor did.

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)
  • Bleedin Waterworm (class Rostroichthyes)