Jumping Shellpede

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Jumping Shellpede
(Mucoritestacaris moonjump)
Main image of Jumping Shellpede
Species is extinct.
22/140, Loss of Habitat (Snowball)
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation15/99
HabitatJujubee Ocean (Sea Floor)
Size50 cm Tall
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietScavenger (Malakommalis infected fauna)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Spores, 2 Sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Anipeda
Scorpiocarida
Nauticarida
Mucoritestacaridae
Mucoritestacaris
Mucoritestacaris moonjump
Ancestor:Descendants:

The jumping shellpede split from its ancestor, the shellpede. Both co-exist on the bottom of the sea floor. It feeds on poor creature who get infected with malakommalis. It has developed an air bladder within the shell so it stay neutrally buoyant in the water. So rather than walking on the bottom it will hop like an astronaut on the lunar surface. It is immune to malakommalis and it covers most of its body

Their malakommalis shell is not only tough against predators, but those predators that do try to eat them get infected as well, thus providing the shellpede with a food source. They still cannot see, but can smell the malakommalis's scent and feel the signature vibration in the ground of a struggling creature infected with malakommalis.

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)
  • Shellpede (genus Mucoritestacaris)
  • Lamarpede (class Anipeda)