Scavenging Parrotworm

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Scavenging Parrotworm
(Saprophagichthys cadaverophage)
Artwork of Scavenging Parrotworm
Species is extinct.
17/114, outcompeted by Scavenger Snark
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Pterigiophora
Rostroichthyes
Psittacocephalia
Psittacovermidae
Saprophagichthys
Saprophagichthys cadaverophage
Week/Generation 11/73
Habitat Jujubee Open Ocean, Jujubee Deep Sea Floor
Size 2.5 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Scavenger (Carrion of big animals like Strainbean), Occasional Herbivore
Respiration Passive (Transcutaneous)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, Two sexes: Eggs into the water


The scavenging parrotworm is a split. It feeds on corpses and can smell cadavers over great distances. Often they're seen as strainbean eaters' company, where they wait until one of these giant invertebrates will catch a strainbean to steal flesh out of the strainbean eater's prey. When many scavenging parrotworms are at one place to eat a cadaver, they will often fall into a feeding frenzy much like Earth's sharks trying to get the most and the biggest parts of the dead animal. They can cover great distances with fast speed to get as early as possible to a feeding ground. Because there are many different big animals, which can be eaten by the parrotworms as carrion, the scavenging parrotworms can eat a wide variety of flesh types and sometimes, when the food is scarce, they can be even seen eating plant matter. So they're digestive system looks more of an omnivore's one, but their beak is as strong as a scavenger's one and can break bones easily.

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)
  • Sunlit Plagu (order Psittacocephalia)
  • Tasseled Phibi (class Rostroichthyes)