Pambu Worm

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Pambu Worm
(Paraelaphroscolex pambuphage)
Artwork of Pambu Worm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Plumosovermes
Plumobdellidae
Paraelaphroscolex
Paraelaphroscolex pambuphage
Week/Generation 6/38
Habitat Ittiz-Nuke Rainforest, Nuke Temperate Forest
Size 6 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Detritivore (Giant Pambu)
Respiration Passive (Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (eggs)


The pambu worm evolved from the gliding sagworm. Many specimens were blown into the pambuforest and couldn't get away, because the wind was broken by the giant pambu plants. So the worms had to adapt to their environment. Instead of eating the leaves, they just eat toppled down pambu, which are common in the pambuforest. Because they hardly could glide away anymore, the feathers on their backs have stiffened and are used as shovels, for when they are buried under leaves or other parts of plants. For eating the pambu, their tongue became a radula. The pambu worms are multitudinous in the pambuforests, and they loom large in these forests, since they convert the dead pambu into humus. They are 6 centimeters long.

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)
  • Borinvermee (class Optidorsalia)