Greater Wolley

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Greater Wolley
(Xanthoconger maximus)
Artwork of Greater Wolley
Species is extant.
Creator TheBigDeepCheatsy Other
Xanthoconger maximus
Week/Generation 24/153
Habitat Chum Tropical Bay, Jujubee Tropical Ocean (Sunlight Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Twilight Zone), Clayren Tropical Coast, Wolfgang Tropical Coast, Koopa Tropical Coast, Hydro Tropical Coast, Ninth Tropical Coast, BigL Tropical Coast, Jlindy Tropical Coast, King Tropical Coast
Size 32 cm Long
Support Unknown
Diet Carnivore (Diamond Pumpgill, Scuttleball Gillfin young, Slenderscooter young, Snapper Scuttler, Onamor, Bulky Hammerhead, Cerulean Gillfin young), Cannibalism (Greater Wolley young)
Respiration Active (Nasal Gills)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, Two Sexes, Frog-Like Eggs in tight clusters

The greater wolley split from its ancestor and moved out to the tropical seas. Unlike its ancestor, the greater wolley is larger, longer, and fully carnivorous. The greater wolley has also evolved a third, backwards-facing toe that allows it to grab onto stony surfaces, smokey shrubites, and carnosprawls.

In order to compete with the faster carnivores, it has evolved into an ambush hunter. The greater wolley has evolved backwards-facing teeth that prevent its prey from escaping its mouth once the greater wolley has hunted them. Its color-changing skin has even evolved to make distinct shapes within its coloring; this allows it to look like a cluster of marbleflora, snotflora, or colonialballs, which easily fools its prey. The greater wolley has longer and more sensitive barbels than its ancestor, which allows it to sense its prey in greater distances than its ancestor. It has also evolved different positions for its eyes; the first set of eyes face forward, the second set face to the side, and the last set face the back. This allows the greater wolley to see in most directions for prey and predators. When it is not out in the open ocean, it is usually hiding inside of underwater caves, holes, and reefs. While the greater wolley tends to be solitary, they will use their glowing spots to call out for mates or keep their distance from rivals.

Unlike its ancestor, the greater wolley lays its eggs inside of a small cave that it can hide in. The eggs are very sticky and are often found in tight clusters that are glued within the caves. Once the female lays them inside, the male fertilizes them and hides with the eggs. It will protect them until they hatch. Once this occurs, the young immediately leave and survive to adulthood without being eaten by predators, including other greater wolleys.