Horned Brimshell Pedipeworm

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Horned Brimshell Pedipeworm
(Kentrolimax furcaceps)
Artwork of Horned Brimshell Pedipeworm
Species is extinct.
3/21, replaced by descendant
Creator Rhodix Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Conchovermizoa
Sulfurivermes
Ostracohelminthiformes
Ostracohelminthidae
Kentrolimax
Kentrolimax furcaceps
Week/Generation 3/18
Habitat Shallows
Size 8 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Sifter (Organic matter in the mud)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, eggs into the water


A small change can be observed between this creature and its ancestor, the brimshell flatworm. In this form, the animal developed five small pairs of legs with which it can walk on firm land, but it generally is placed close to the water, which it still depends on to absorb its food. Its old shell was flattened and small thorns had appeared, allowing the creature, with a very slow locomotion, to defend itself from some predators. When eating them, the predators feel an awkward sensation proportionate to the thorns and, generally, they liberate the pedipeworms. Its horns had been prolongated and also developed a primitive system of perception, located on small points on the long horns. With these sensors, they are capable to interpret environmental variants as smells, allowing them to orient themselves. This is a very important sense, since these creatures have no eyes.

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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)
  • Dungshell Fraboo (phylum Conchovermizoa)