Murkworm

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Murkworm
(Aquatherovermis subremigo)
Artwork of Murkworm
Species is extinct.
4/27, replaced by descendant
Creator Oviraptor Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Vermitheria
Crurivermes
Remihelminthes
Palustriscolecidae
Aquatherovermis
Aquatherovermis subremigo
Week/Generation 3/19
Habitat Shallows
Size 36 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Mixed Endoskeleton and Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Carnivore
Respiration Active (Microlungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)


The murkworm is a descendant of the beastworm. It has returned to the sea to eat bottom-feeding plents. Because it has adapted to breathe air, it has to surface in order to breathe. As a result, the microlungs on the top half of the creature are more developed than the bottom ones, which almost never see air. Its internal vibration sensing organ has adapted well to being able to hear underwater, though it is still very crude. The olfactory organs have been separated from the mouth, and they can smell scents in the water to a limited degree of success. The tip of their tail has flattened out into a fin, similar to an Earth whale's. The old shells are now as soft as the skin.

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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)
  • Grand Prickworm (order Remihelminthes)