Rasping Sandworm

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Rasping Sandworm
(Mancercictus phytovora)
Artwork of Rasping Sandworm
Species is extinct.
2/11, replaced by descendant
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Eothoracocephalia
Ophistophagia
Ophistophagidae
Mancercictus
Mancercictus phytovora
Week/Generation 2/10
Habitat Beach
Size 8 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Omnivore (Plant and Immobile Plents)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual (Eggs)


Split from the beach thornworm in areas where plents had out competed the sand-growing algae. The rasping sandworm burrows underneath resting plents and bores a hole in their base with its rough tongue-like mouth part. Lacking pain receptors, the plent will be oblivious to this attack and simply allow itself to be eaten. The elevated plent is, of course, immune to such attacks. The sandworm reproduces by laying eggs produced within its body in the sand nearby the remains of dead plents, to give its young a good start in life.

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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)
  • Megaborvermid (phylum Thoracocephalia)