Glittering Deepworm

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Glittering Deepworm
(Pulchervermis cycloptae)
Artwork of Glittering Deepworm
Species is extinct.
2/12, replaced by descendant
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Pterigiophora
Nectavermes
Pulchrivermiformes
Pulchrivermidae
Pulchervermis
Pulchervermis cycloptae
Week/Generation 2/10
Habitat Open Ocean
Size 8 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Filter Feeder
Respiration Passive (Transcutaneous)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Eggs)


Evolved from the pirouetting deepworm in the ocean depths. The glittering deepworm has moved away from becoming a true filter-feeder and instead actively hunts for magnum carpotesta luceremundare and marephasmatis using a primitive 'eye' (basically just a sunken pit with light sensing cells at the bottom allowing a certain amount of directional vision). Light-emitting bacteria have taken to living in special compartments where the vestigial remains of the carapace overlap the body of the worm which attracts prey and can also be used as a signaling device between deepworms. This is important because they possesses a rudimentary system for sex. There are no sexes, two worms simply shed reproductive material into the water near each other and hope for the best.

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)
  • Periscope Waterworm (phylum Pterigiophora)