Floating Silkworm

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Floating Silkworm
(Physallopygovermis floatvermi)
Main image of Floating Silkworm
Species is extinct.
4/22, Loss of food
Information
CreatorRhodix Other
Week/Generation3/15
HabitatShallows
Size4 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietNectarvore (Pollen)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionHermaphrodite (Eggs)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Prepennigeria
Textoriglossidae
Physallopygovermis
Physallopygovermis floatvermi
Ancestor:Descendants:

This is an adaptation of the pollenivorous silkworm for the water presence on the surface of the planet. The individuals that had remained far from dry land had developed a species of air bag in the back part of its body. This bag allows them to breathe when submerged and also guarantees that they float until they reach a place where they can be grasped and go up. Its body still became smaller, and the floating silkworm developed a small thorn in the frontal part of its body, so that it can rise to the aquatic surface with greater ease.

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)
  • Blind Limeworm (class Optidorsalia)