Schooling Tregon

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Schooling Tregon
(Triplorhachis nano)
Main image of Schooling Tregon
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorOathinBlood Other
Week/Generation16/105
HabitatJujubee Ocean (Twilight Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Sunlight Zone)
Size1 m Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietCarnivore (Dark Swarmer, Green Swarmer, Gliding Swarmer)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionThree Sexes, Gamete Endospores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Pluriptera
Trirhaches
Triplorhachidae
Triplorhachis
Triplorhachis nano
Ancestor:Descendants:

Trigons in the depths of the Jujubee Ocean were an immensely successful species, their oddly-shaped bodies adapting perfectly to their niche as a small carnivore. Unchanged for millions of years, these creatures thrived in plenty. When the biosphere of Sagan 4 was traumatized in a mass extinction, the already numerous trigons prospered even further at the vast amounts of food now available. As evolution forged on a new chapter in evolutionary history, the trigons diversified, evolving to fill newly available niches.


Tregons are in an evolutionary stage between vertebrates and invertebrates. Although they have a thin exoskeleton, it is a vestigial means of defense and support, an evolutionary left-over from their invertebrate ancestors. The tregons differ in the fact that they have a collagen notochord running down the length of their main body, allowing them more flexibility than a rigid exoskeleton. Cartilage plates placed routinely around their body protect their primitive organs.


The schooling tregon is a small, swarming organism. It is an extremely social creature, with an unusually large brain relative to its size. It is believed that this enlarged brain is used to form complex shapes when in schools, throwing off the electrolocation of more specialized predators such as the rainbow kraken. These creatures feed off of small organisms in the water, their main prey being predominantly dark swarmers. Utilizing hardened clumps of sensitive hair on its back, it is able to sense minute vibrations in the water. Since the schooling tregon has evolved to occupy a different niche then that of its ancestor, it has branched off instead of replacing it directly.

Trivia

  • The Schooling Tregon were originally known as the Miniscule Tregon. However, its name was changed before it was finally accepted.

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)
  • Hairy Slitherworm (class Pluriptera)