Knobshell

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Knobshell
(Xylosagmonatta knobus)
Main image of Knobshell
Species is extant.
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation25/158
HabitatGec Salt Swamp, Gec Tropical Riparian, Gec Tropical River
Size40 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
DietHerbivore (Darwin Tuffdra, Cardiaflorm, Flashkelps, Sunstalks), Photosynthesis
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEndotherm
ReproductionSexual, Live Birth, Two Sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Superorder
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Pterophylla
Rostrophylla
Dromeophylla
Celerisaltores
Conchanatiformes
Conchoanatidae
Xylosagmonatta
Xylosagmonatta knobus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The knobshell replaced its ancestor, the fiesta leafshell in Gec waterways. It lives much like its ancestor did, but has adapted a harder woody shell that doesn't photosynthesize. They travel in large herd 50 to 100 members floating on the top of the water. Each take turns looking and listening for predators while the other feed.

Males have a bright colored eye-spots while females are just plain green like their bodies. They each have their own mate and will both help raising their offspring. Since they spend all their time in the water the offspring sit on their shell until they are old enough to wade around on their own. The parents pre-chew the food for the babies and then regurgitate them up for them to eat. They sleep floating on the surface of in the water.