The 'marinovermes microplaque has replaced its ancestor the microplaque in the seas, and lives mostly on finworms and gilltails beaks and chitin teeth. Like its ancestor, it's growing into large colonies covering the surface of the teeth and gums in a clear "biofilm". It eats not only the left over food materials in the mouth but will absorb the chitin of the teeth and beaks themselves, and with it and the salt from the sea, it will builds small blocks to help it hold on to the teeth. This can lead to gum disease and tooth decay in its host, and beak holes in beakworms
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)
None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.