Shellpede

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Shellpede
(Mucoritestacaris armorball)
Artwork of Shellpede
Species is extant.
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Anipeda
Scorpiocarida
Nauticarida
Mucoritestacaridae
Mucoritestacaris
Mucoritestacaris armorball
Week/Generation 7/46
Habitat Glicker-Wright Reef
Size 50 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Scavenger (Malakommalis infected animals)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, spores, 2 sexes

The shellpede has replaced the ballpede. Its thick malakommalis infected shell is now fused together like cement. Since it can no longer uncurl, its claws are now uses as feet as well to move around the bottom. They are quite heavy and stay at the bottom like a rock. They only eat malakommalis infected animals. Their malakommalis shell is not only tough against predators, but those predators that do try to eat them get infected as well, thus providing the shellpede with a food source. They still cannot see, but can smell the malakommalis's scent and feel the signature vibration in the ground of a struggling creature infected with malakommalis.

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)
  • Curalbiter (class Anipeda)