Krystal Snoutsuckling

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Krystal Snoutsuckling
(Kristalus inhalare)
Main image of Krystal Snoutsuckling
Species is extinct.
17/114, Outcompeted by Crystal Gilltail
Information
CreatorDetoxicated Other
Week/Generation17/111
HabitatSomarinoa Coast
Size25 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietHerbivore (Prong Crystal, Ur-Corkskrew Crystal)
RespirationPassive (Transcutaneous)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Two Sexes, Eggs in between Crystals
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Pterigiophora (info)
Eupterigiophora
Rostroichthyes
Sarcohistia
Curalivermiformes
Kristalidae
Kristalus
Kristalus inhalare
Ancestor:Descendants:

The krystal snoutsuckling evolved from the koral beakworm, and even though it looks quite different, it still has close genetic similarities to its ancestor. They changed their diet however, switching to ur-corkskrew crystals and prong crystals. Due to the hammer on the lower side of the snout it can easily open up the crystal plants and easily suck out the juices with its snout.

When mating time arrives, which is about once every three months, the snoutsucklings gather and "dance" with their fins around the ur-corkscrew crystals as well as the prong crystals. During this dance the females release their eggs, whereas the males release their sperm. Those eggs that are fertilized settle beneath the crystal plants and start to develop. Those that aren't fertilized and the percentage of eggs that are washed away by the currents are left to die and are usually eaten by the sea dwelling creatures around.

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)
  • Plump Gillfin (subclass Sarcohistia)
  • Ripping Waterworm (class Rostroichthyes)