Ribaultopede

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Ribaultopede
(Litorriballistes ribauldequin)
Main image of Ribaultopede
Species is extinct.
19/125, sinking of Yokto Island
Information
CreatorMaineiac Other
Week/Generation18/121
HabitatYokto Island Beach
Size1 m Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietOmnivore (Sticky-Structure, Stickyballs, any killed Whelgon, young Sea Turtsnapper), Scavenger, Ovivore, (Sea Turtsnapper eggs)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, 4 Sexes, Frog-Like Eggs into the Water
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Anipeda
Nariremuliformes
Yoktocarida
Sputaticaridae
Litorriballistes
Litorriballistes ribauldequin
Ancestor:Descendants:

The ribaultopede replaced it's ancestor, and has completley moved to the beach. Because the newly evolved whelgons have been constantly attacking their population, the ribaultopede had to adapt fast. So, it's spitting abilities have gone into a whole, new, level. How does it work? It has grown 30 holes on the upper and bottom ceilings of the inner mouth. the 30 holes are connected to 30 tubes that lead to a huge spit sac through the very thick mouth designed for this technique. The ribaultopede's ammo, chewed up stickyballs/sticystructure, are stored in that spit sac, which salivates the ammo (like it's ancestor would). When a Whelgon attacks, the group of ribaultopedes (4-8 members) sneeze, firing the ammo out rapidly through their tubeholes, comming in 5 volleys. Therefore, the mouth works like a ribauldequin (a type of volley gun), giving it it's name. The force of 4 ribaultopedes firing volleys of ammo at a whelgon, would not only force it to flee, but may kill it as well (giving the group a free meal). It's antennae are now used as arms that not only can be used as arms, but also for support when firing (prevents recoil). They also scavenge and eat sea turtsnapper eggs and hatchlings as well as their own kill. It now lays it's soft shelled eggs in pools diggen by the ribaultopedes during the wet season. Other than that, it is the same as it's ancestor.

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)
  • Barnapede (order Nariremuliformes)
  • Clawbiter (class Anipeda)