Phasmadrill

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Phasmadrill
(Trepanotrichia microdentem)
Artwork of Phasmadrill
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Creator Yannick Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Teuthomorpha
Eutentaculata
Trichioteuthii
Trichioostlingidae
Trepanotrichia
Trepanotrichia microdentem
Week/Generation 18/120
Habitat Ichthy River
Size 95 cm Long
Support Unknown
Diet Filter-Feeder, Scavenger
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Sexual, Two Sexes (Spawns hundreds of eggs in the water, but keeps several in sac)


The phasmadrill has replaced its ancestor the burysquid. The phasmadrill hasn't changed much from its ancestor, except for a few things. Its eyes are much higher compared to the burysquid; one pair is even on its tentacles. Thanks to this, they can also reach out for sinking corpses, like gilltail corpses. It has also aided in 'escaping' riverskippers. When a riverskipper is spotted, the phasmadrill holds its, now browner, tentacles against the ground, and avoids being spotted thanks to its new camouflage.


Their sac has gotten larger by 10 cm, shifting their proportions more towards the sac. The reason for this is that the phasmadrill will first let some of its kin grow up in the sac. Those that remain in the sac will always be female, while those that go in the fresh water always become male. This has to do with the temperature the eggs receive.


Another adaptation are vibrating setae on the phasmadrill's mantle when it starts digging. Once it starts digging, it will do the same as its ancestor, but due to the water sac filling and the setae being much deeper now, the setae vibrates once the water jet is released. This allows the phasmadrill to go much deeper, which it uses to sleep.

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)
  • Scootin Quid (order Trichioteuthii)
  • Sublyme Cavamari (class Eutentaculata)