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(Poliomimus roachdeathus)
Artwork of Markopolio
Species is extinct.
20/132, Assimilated into Healing Odo
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Poliomimus roachdeathus
Week/Generation 19/127
Habitat Jujubee Ocean (Sea Floor), Dass Shallows, Truteal Shallows, Soma Coast, Yokto Coast, Huggs Coast, Ovi Coast, Clayren Coast, Ittiz Coast, Vivus Island Beach, Vivus Island
Size Microscopic
Support Unknown
Diet Parasite (East Mekoroach, Mekoroach, Tikoroach, Gilllegs, Jawbreaker Roach, Dredger)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Mitosis
Descendant of Ancestor of

The markopolio split from its ancestor, the blue buckler. It has developed into a fatal disease among "roaches". While it can infect gilltails and gillfins it mainly infects "roaches". It is spread via feces and is consumed orally in the water. Once inside it infects motor neurons which in "roaches" means that their legs become paralyzed and thus cannot walk anymore. Over time the populations of roaches were infected not only by their own kind but their "beakworm" relatives. Over and over the disease wiped out a little more and a little more until the roach population could no longer compete with other creatures. The species that become extinct are; the east mekoroach, mekoroach, tikoroach, gilllegs, jawbreaker roach, dredger.

Note that the jawbreaker roach got infected when the beach population entered the waters of Huggs Coast at Vivus Island Beach. It quickly spread within the small island population causing all of them to die a horrible death paralyzed on the ground. The gilltails and gillfins that get infected gain semi-paralysis but since their motor neurons are different than the "roaches" they can recover quickly. All other species are unaffected by this.

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)
  • Wind-Riding Guardian (family Benelitaceae)