Filterworm

From Sagan 4 Alpha Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Filterworm
(Dipnoivermis filterus)
Artwork of Filterworm
Species is extinct.
19/125, Ice Comet Impact Event
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Subfamily
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Vermitheria
Crurivermes
Remihelminthes
Dipnoivermidae
Dipnoiverminae
Dipnoivermis
Dipnoivermis filterus
Week/Generation 8/53
Habitat Bone River
Size 1 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Mixed Endoskeleton and Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Filter-Feeder
Respiration Active (Microlungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Eggs)
Descendant of Ancestor of


The filterworm evolved from the mudworm. It has gone upstream from the swamp and lives in the fast-rushing rapids. Its front flipper-claws have evolved into filtering bristles. These bristles collect small organic particles which it will lick off and eat. The body has become smaller, and its legs have evolved into anchoring hooks. Even the tail-flipper is a hook, for they need to keep attached to the bottom or else they risk getting pulled downstream. It still needs to breathe air, so it will crawl to the edge and take a breath, since it no longer swims.

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)
  • Cave Prickworm (subfamily Dipnoiverminae)
  • Grand Prickworm (family Dipnoivermidae)
  • Chelimp (order Remihelminthes)