Koral Turtsnapper

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Koral Turtsnapper
(Nothischochelys koopa)
Main image of Koral Turtsnapper
Species is extinct.
18/123, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation17/114
HabitatSomarinoa Beach, Yokto Beach
Size50 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Bone)
DietHerbivore (Ora Koral Crystal)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Two Sexes, Frog-like eggs laid in the Sea
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Clade
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Tetrapodes
Saurochelones (info)
Dakochelones
Petromolisauridae
Nothischochelys
Nothischochelys koopa
Ancestor:Descendants:

The koral turtsnapper split off from its ancestor the turtsnapper. It is now a full herbivore and eat the hard ora koral crystal. It uses its strong beak and teeth to bite off the red crystals. It is a horrible swimmer and must wait to eat until low tide. Its spines are now red in color to mimic the ora koral crystals and its belly is light colored to blend in with the foamy surf of the shore.

During high tide they will sit i the sun and digest their meal. There are normally not many predators on the beach however sometimes predators from neighboring biomes pass through. When this happens they freeze and try to pretend they are an ora koral crystal. They must also be careful from any sea predator who will come to shore and snatch them up.

During mating season the females will lay their frog-like eggs directly in the water. This can be dangerous so they all do it at the same time in case they or their egg get eaten. The koral turtsnapper can also hibernate, which allows them to survive during times of famine. Typically only the koral turtsnappers on temperate beaches will hibernate during their winters while the ones on tropical beaches stay active all year round. Their strong claws are great for digging hibernation burrows in the sand.

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)
  • Shrogsnapper (order Dakochelones)
  • Fat Lizatokage (class Saurochelones)