Marine Turtsnapper

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Marine Turtsnapper
(Halochelys maritimus)
Artwork of Marine Turtsnapper
Species is extinct.
18/119, Replaced by descendant
Creator TheBigDeepCheatsy Other
Halochelys maritimus
Week/Generation 18/118
Habitat Somarinoa Coast, Yokto Island Beach, Jujubee Ocean (Sunlight Zone)
Size 1 m Long
Support Unknown
Diet Omnivore (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)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, Two Sexes: Frog-like eggs

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.


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)
  • Rolling Flune (class Saurochelones)