Flashing Filtersquid

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Flashing Filtersquid
(Refulgiteuthus fulgeo)
Artwork of Flashing Filtersquid
Species is extinct.
20/134, Loss of symbiote
Creator KingAcer Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Teuthomorpha
Eutentaculata
Mareteuthii
Marephateuthidae
Refulgiteuthus
Refulgiteuthus fulgeo
Week/Generation 10/62
Habitat LadyM Open Ocean, Jujubee Open Ocean
Size 55 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Filterfeeder (Small organisms from seawater)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Spawns hundreds of eggs directly into the water)


The flashing filtersquid replaced the filtersquid. It was a long time before the filtersquids got used to the flashing of the flash cells. When they did get used to them, they just dove into the clouds of flash cells floating in the water to feed on them. Later the filtersquids developed a sac on their back in which they store all the flash cells they eat. The flashing filtersquid is able to increase the pressure in this sac so that all the flash cells light up. This causes a very bright light which scares and confuses all of the predators trying to eat the flashing filtersquid. The flashing filtersquid still eats other small organisms in the water, but it also spend some time during the day recharging the flash cells by floating on the surface so the flash cells can use their photosynthesis.

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)
  • Oilicle (order Mareteuthii)
  • Venomous Quid (class Eutentaculata)