Mottled Saddleback

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Mottled Saddleback
(Hibernibucca swarmus)
Main image of Mottled Saddleback
Species is extinct.
21/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorNergali Other
Week/Generation20/133
HabitatJustin Polar Beach, Justin Polar Bay
Size5 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis, Herbivore (Tripgae, Polar Cellulosebane fluids), Consumer (Flash Cell, Sudisflutans, Solumcrusta, Cryosagania, Tealspot Cryoutine)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Two Sexes, Frog-Like Eggs
Taxonomy
Domain
Superkingdom
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Phylloichthyia (info)
Cycloptifabae
Puerplentiformes
Cryomancerxiformes
Hibernibuccidae
Hibernibucca
Hibernibucca swarmus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The mottled saddleback has split from its ancestors and taken its first few clumsy steps onto land. Capable of leaving the water for short periods of time due to stored water in its facial cheek pouches, it feeds on small colonies of microbes as well as "leeching" onto larger flora in order to drink their internal fluids, though it rarely causes much damage. They will beach themselves during low tide so that they may soak in the suns rays, and during high tide they return back to the water to filter feed.

They have built up a form of bioluminescence from their prey, the flash cells, and can produce miniature flashes from their cheek pouches, and they use this to communicate with one another and to deter aquatic predators seeing as the land is nearly devoid of any multicellular predators as of now. They can control their flashes by constricting the amount of water in their cheek pouches, causing a flash to occur which lasts until water is restored inside it.

They will return to the water to mate and reproduce small frog-like eggs which are protected by a foul tasting jelly. Young saddlebacks will remain in the water until they reach month of age.

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)
  • Lureflab (order Puerplentiformes)
  • Mistswarmers (class Cycloptifabae)