Fishing Skyreaper

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Fishing Skyreaper
(Actalestopteryx mariniformes)
Main image of Fishing Skyreaper
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorXenomoose Other
Week/Generation17/116
HabitatOvi Coast, Ovi Beach
Size3.3 meter Wingspan
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Hollow Bone)
DietCarnivore (Gillfin, Rusty-Red Foi, Krillpede, Rusty Uktank, Giga-Tube Uktank, Raking Uktank, Walking Uktank), Scavenger
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEndotherm (Downy Feathers)
ReproductionSexual, eggs, 2 Sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Clade
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Tetrapodes
Dakoptera (info)
Tectopteriformes
Tromerocaelidae
Actalestopteryx
Actalestopteryx mariniformes
Ancestor:Descendants:

The fishing skyreaper split from its ancestor and lives a coastal lifestyle. Its wingspan has increased to help it on long feeding trips. Its long necks and jaws help it reach deep into the water, or help probe probe in the sand and mud. Its tail and wing membrane make an excellent gliding surface, so it only uses powered flight to gain altitude or move quickly after prey. Less powered flight also made it less muscular than its ancestor. Its arms also have plumage again, so it is easier to remove crusted salt. Its feather crest has become quill-like so it doesn't get flimsy when wet. Its back membrane has many colored stripes. The underside of the neck is always blue, but the top of its neck can be any color. Except for blue, all can have any assortment of color, to help with identifying each other. Due to this, it is very rare for two to have the same color pattern. They still live in large flocks. Even though it is deaf, it can make screeching and hissing sounds to discourage attack from predators that can hear.

To feed on prey in the water by using their long necks to catch creatures that are close to the surface. A flock can also use their shadows to corral krillpede shoals into shallow water. They also can probe in the mud and sand for smaller creatures. The fishing skyreaper is also fond of the legs of uktanks. A group will harass an uktank by biting its tentacle and legs while avoiding its "trunk-claw". They try to keep it on land enough until it suffocates and dies. They only eat the legs and avoid doing this too much because they can get serious injuries to their wing membranes if slashed by the "trunk claw." They will also eat small land creatures that aren't wary and don't try to avoid them.

It reproduces in the same way but uses an elaborate mating dance using its bright colors. Related families live together with other families to make up flocks.

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)
  • Vermisnapper (class Dakoptera)