Salt-Puff Wingworm

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Salt-Puff Wingworm
(Halozetes salprimus)
Main image of Salt-Puff Wingworm
Species is extinct.
18/123, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorFantasyotter Other
Week/Generation17/116
HabitatFlisch Beach
Size10 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietHerbivore (Salt Puff)
RespirationSemi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
ThermoregulationHeterotherm (Basking, Heat from Muscle Activity)
ReproductionHermaphrodite (Eggs)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera (info)
Dodecaptera
Halozetidae
Halozetes
Halozetes salprimus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The salt-puff wingworm split from it's ancestor the twelve-winged worm and moved to Flisch Beach where there were no predators and plenty of salt puffs to feast upon. Their consists now of only salt puffs but, they may sometimes stray and eat other plants or leaves that wash up on the beach. With no predation in their new habitat the salt-puff wingworm has grown larger. Their wings have also changed, they still have twelve of them, but the ones that were used for gliding have shrunk and are now used for power to propel the salt-puff wingworm forward or ever backward like an Earth hummingbird. They have also developed a stronger mouth resembling a beak to help shred the leaves and the stem of the salt puff.

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)
  • Uniwingworms (order Dodecaptera)
  • False Cleaner Borvermid (subclass Polyptera)