Mantis Ketter

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Mantis Ketter
(Suspensikitrae mantis)
Artwork of Mantis Ketter
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator RabidWolf Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Superorder
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Phyllauria
Olfactoptica
Kitrii
Eukitrii
Paleokitrii
Kitridae
Suspensikitrae
Suspensikitrae mantis
Week/Generation 10/63
Habitat Huggs Temperate Forest, Huggs Rainforest, Huggs-Yokto Savanna
Size 30 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
Diet Omnivore (Flying Dart, other small Plents, shrooms)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, two sexes, live birth


The mantis ketter split off from the lanced ketter. Its fingers, except the middle one, have degenerated into little more than useless clawed flaps of skin, as the skeletal structure (whatever plents may have) of the side fingers has disappeared. The middle finger has become huge, and the claw a deadly weapon and hunting tool. It can change color (only shades of purple) to better camouflage itself against both predators and prey. It hunts by hiding beneath a purple plant, and when a flying dart or other small creature lands on it, it dashes out and impales it on a claw. If it does not die, it will repeatedly stab it with its vestigial lance until it does. The leaves have split into two again, and are now used as a sort of solar panel when basking, as this creature is cold-blooded.

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)
  • Pudgy Ketter (order Eukitrii)
  • Dracisketter (superorder Kitrii)
  • Flyabovi (class Phyllauria)