Frenzial Scuttlehopper

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Frenzial Scuttlehopper
(Thoinokeryx mangensis)
Artwork of Frenzial Scuttlehopper
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Yannick Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Entomocarcinia
Gryllocarides
Gregariblattidae
Thoinokeryx
Thoinokeryx mangensis
Week/Generation 11/74
Habitat Clayren Beach
Size 8 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Herbivore (Plurgile, Stickyballs)
Respiration Active (Microlungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (laying small clutches of eggs in excavated hollows of the Plurgile)


The Frenzial Scuttlehopper has split from its ancestor in such a way that they will communicate with their relatives by 'chirping' with their middle limb. They have developed tymphanic membranes on their abdomens that detect sounds. A certain tone informs them about stickyball sites, places with huge amounts of stickyballs. In reaction to this, their relatives will rush to the place, and start having a feeding frenzy on them. They will always leave at least one of them, so that their diet doesn't wipe the stickyball out. To hide themselves from predators while feasting on stickyballs it has developed a kind of spotted pattern, and a color that resembles them. They have specialised in eating stickyballs by evolving a big hollow tooth, able to suck out water and nutrients out of them. They don't eat that much plurgile, but still need them to reproduce. Their hind legs have become stronger so they can jump away with high speed when in dire danger.

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)
  • Poison Krugg (class Entomocarcinia)