Filtersquid

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Filtersquid
(Marephateuthis filterus)
Main image of Filtersquid
Species is extinct.
10/62, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorIrinya Other
Week/Generation5/34
HabitatOpen Ocean
Size50 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietFilterfeeder (Small organisms from seawater)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (Spawns hundreds of eggs directly into the water)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Teuthomorpha
Eutentaculata
Mareteuthii
Marephateuthidae
Marephateuthis
Marephateuthis filterus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The filtersquid evolved from the hydrodynamicus parasite marephasmatis. This creature no longer feeds parasitically. Instead, it swims through the oceans of Sagan 4, filtering small organisms out of the water. It swims by slowly pulling water through its filter-mouth into an internal chamber. When the chamber is full, and the food that has collected in the mouth has been swallowed, the filtersquid will seal its throat and squeeze the water out though a small hole between its tentacles. The water jet is directional and can produce relatively high speeds. The filtersquid prefers to live in temperate or tropical waters. However, it can be seen occasionally in cooler seas.

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)
  • Marine Filtersquid (family Marephateuthidae)
  • Tea Party (order Mareteuthii)
  • Scootin Quid (class Eutentaculata)