Marine Turtsnapper

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Marine Turtsnapper
(Halochelys maritimus)
Main image of Marine Turtsnapper
Species is extinct.
18/119, Replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorTheBigDeepCheatsy Other
Week/Generation18/118
HabitatSomarinoa Coast , Yokto Island Beach, Jujubee Ocean (Sunlight Zone)
Size1 m Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Bone)
DietOmnivore (Thorny Bubbleweed, Diamiboard, Urstar, Mining Beakworm, Hitchhiker Hydroglobes, Ora Koral Crystal, Crystal Gilltail, Koral Gilltail, Bubbleweed Sea Finworm, Sickle Hookworm, Sail Gillfin, Gilltail, Arctic Seaflower, Islepede, Wig Tower, Nestpede)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Two Sexes: Frog-like eggs
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Clade
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Tetrapodes
Saurochelones (info)
Dakochelones
Saurochelonidae
Halochelys
Halochelys maritimus
Ancestor:Descendants:

When some eggs were washed out from the coast to Yokto Island Beach, some of them adapted and evolved into marine turtsnapper. One important adaptation it has went through include having a pair of eye-stalks, which allow it to see anything above water, while it is underwater. The marine turtsnapper's shell has become smoother, its tail has elongated, and its feet are webbed, this allows the marine turtsnapper to swim faster. Since it lives mainly in the ocean, it had to evolve more ways to defend itself. These include having a spinier tail, eyes on the back of its head, becoming almost twice its size, and evolving sharper teeth. It has also evolved tube-nostrils that allow it to keep most of its body underwater.

During mating season, the marine turtsnappers gather at Somarinoa Coast to mate. Both males and females get into swimming races in order to see which one is more fit. After they mate, the male goes to spend the rest of its life migrating from the Somarinoa Coast in the winter to the Jujubee Ocean in the summer. However the female goes to lay its eggs on the Yokto Island Beach and leaves them behind to join the rest of the other marine turtsnappers.

These eggs are also well camouflaged in the sand. Meanwhile, the eggs hatch and the offspring hurry further onto the beach, where they spend most of their childhood. The offspring look similar to their ancestor, except for a purple coloration, which is lost when they become adults. However, along the way to adulthood, some are eaten and only 45% make it. The marine turtsnapper's metabolism is slightly higher than its ancestor, which means it lives a few years shorter than its ancestor.


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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)
  • Baron Signaltail (class Saurochelones)