Segmentocauda Primus

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Segmentocauda Primus
(Segmentocauda primus)
Artwork of Segmentocauda Primus
Species is extinct.
2/9, replaced by descendant
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Eosegmentocaudozoa
Eosegmentocaudiformes
Segmentocaudiidae
Segmentocauda
Segmentocauda primus
Week/Generation 1/8
Habitat Ocean Floor
Size 1 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Filter-feeder
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual, larval spores


Evolved from the bottom dwelling torquatocauda flabellum, s. primus is the first segmented creature of its kind (excluding the binucleusdetritivorus worm). Having lost its 'tailfins' it undulates through the silt on the seabed sifting debris (it has also evolved a tubular structure, to allow particles to flow through). Being segmented offers an advantage to growth and reproduction: s. primus can grow indefinitely by simply adding segments. Very long specimens simply shed segments to reproduce, which crawl away autonomously to grow some more. Large specimens have been known to reach up to a centimeter in length, although they are extremely slender thin and prone to breaking up into several smaller creatures. Due to lack of predation s. primus has become extremely abundant on the seabed.

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)
  • Red Echofin (phylum Segmentocaudazoa)