Rainforest Rockworm

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Rainforest Rockworm
(Elaphroscolex petravermis)
Main image of Rainforest Rockworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Information
CreatorBlarg Other
Week/Generation14/94
HabitatOvi-Hydro-Nuke Rainforest
Size23 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietHerbivore (Tangle Stalk, Hairy Pambu, Giant Pambu)
RespirationPassive (Tracheae)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionHermaphrodite (eggs)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Plumosovermes
Elaphroscolecidae
Elaphroscolex
Elaphroscolex petravermis
Ancestor:Descendants:

The rainforest rockworm split from the rock worm. The rainforest rockworm has evolved to be bigger, as well as getting armor plating on all of its segments besides its head, increasing its protection against predators. It has developed the habit of whacking tangle stalks repeatedly until pieces of them fall down for it to eat. As you can see in the picture, the larvae is quite a bit smaller than the parent. The larval stage rainforest rockworm lives almost exclusively on the back of its parent. It will cling onto the back, the antlers, or any other protrusion it can grab on to. These larvae will slowly gain the armor and antlers of its parents, in short bursts of painful growing. These larvae will stay with the parent all their lives, the family groups moving around in small "herds."

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)
  • Batbee (class Optidorsalia)