Mud-Spike

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Mud-Spike
(Acanthogyrinus spokea)
Artwork of Mud-Spike
Species is extinct.
21/136, Replaced by Descendant
Creator Russ1 Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Pterigiophora
Rostroichthyes
Palustrigyrinia
Acanthogyrinidae
Acanthogyrinus
Acanthogyrinus spokea
Week/Generation 10/64
Habitat Bone Swamp, Bone River
Size 30 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Herbivore
Respiration Passive (Transcutaneous)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, 2 Sexes, Eggs into the Water


The mud-spike has replaced its ancestor. The evolution of the eelsaur and now the serpentsaur has sparked an arms race in evolution between the two species. The mud-spike has become smaller again, to further enable it to escape its predator. It has also evolved the ability to fold all its limbs against its body to maximize its streamlined shape. Its tail has grown bigger for more power and it has evolved a sharp spine on the top of its fin. As a last line of defense against the serpentsaur, it will use its retractable fin to repeatedly stab the roof of the serpentsaur’s mouth. This, if the mud-spike is lucky, will cause the predator to gag and give the mud-spike another chance of escape. It has also changed color for improved camouflage.

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)
  • Clamshut Waterworm (order Palustrigyrinia)
  • Southern Gillfin (class Rostroichthyes)