Nomadic Scuttlecrab

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Nomadic Scuttlecrab
(Karavanarachne nomos)
Main image of Nomadic Scuttlecrab
Species is extinct.
19/127, Desert Chitinbane
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation17/117
HabitatOvi-Hydro Plains, Hydro Savanna, Hydro Scrub
Size25 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietOmnivore (Vandriswoop, Flightberry, Windbulb, Orbiflor, Butcher Worm, Clipperkin)
RespirationActive (Microlungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Many eggs wrapped in a silk ball
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Clade
Superclass
Class
Order
Superfamily
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Coluripoda
Ossicancer
Entomocarcinia (info)
Chelaticimecia
Anansiicaroidea
Anansiicaridae
Karavanarachne
Karavanarachne nomos
Ancestor:Descendants:

The nomadic scuttlecrab split from its ancestor, the stickyball fortresscrab. To keep predators guessing they will constantly move around never staying in once place for more than a day or two. They build silk 'tents' which are left behind when they leave. It no longer depends upon the superstickyballs for its dwellings. Most of them are made of leaves and small sticks.

There is still an alpha female but she only leads the group to where they should migrate. All females can reproduce now rather than just one female. The males are also more abundant and are generally larger than them with large claws to fend off lizardworms.

When crossing rivers, they will make a raft out of their bodies and float across the river. They keeps the silk eggs in the middle where its dry however the silk are generally water proof. During its' mating season the males will arm wrestle to see who can mate with the females. When the many eggs hatch they will join the nomadic colony. If the colony gets too big an new alpha female will be chosen and half will follow her. Usually her own offspring.

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)
  • Poisonglobe Krugg (class Entomocarcinia)