Giant Swarmer

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Giant Swarmer
(Halomancerxia verilarjus)
Artwork of Giant Swarmer
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Raptor Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Phylloichthyia
Cycloptifabae
Puerplentiformes
Halomancerxidae
Halomancerxia
Halomancerxia verilarjus
Week/Generation 12/76
Habitat Hydro-Nuke Salt Lake
Size 20 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis, Filter-Feeder, Detritivore
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, Two sexes -- Spawning


The giant swarmer split from the river swarmer to live in deserted Hydro-Nuke Lake, the swarmers only having adapted from salt-water to fresh-water one species ago, the opposite occurred quite easily. The salt water was enough to keep competition back, and predators willing to stray into the waters were few. The swarmers managed achievements in the area, including an increase in size. This is partly because of sexual reasons (sharing the same ancestor as the red swarmer), and also because a bigger body allowed for a more complex and longer gut, letting them digest larger food with the filter system, so they can eat on more things floating about. Now they can eat chunks of dead matter that flows in from the rivers. They also developed a more feeble area between their thorax and "tentacle fins", giving them flexibility for more advanced swimming. Their camouflage is of little importance anymore, and is mostly there for, again, courting reasons.

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)
  • Slender Miniswarmer (order Puerplentiformes)
  • Hammerhead Scuttler (class Cycloptifabae)