Shield Foi

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Shield Foi
(Hoploextoleisn dermaphagus)
Main image of Shield Foi
Species is extinct.
19/125, Loss of Food (Ice Comet Impact Event)
Information
CreatorRamul Other
Week/Generation17/117
HabitatJujubee Ocean (Twilight Zone)
Size2 cm Wide
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietParasitic (Dark Giant Shovelhead)
RespirationPassive Diffusion
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Gastroboskia
Gastromyxia
Myogelatia
Extoileiformes
Hoploextoileidae
Hoploextoleisn
Hoploextoleisn dermaphagus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The shield foi replaced it's ancestor. The prominent body shape of the sucking fois led to them often being eaten by creatures that occasionally fed on the dark giant shovelhead's parasites or simply scraped off by their host when it brushed against something. The shield foi changed its shape to protect against this. They became flat and developed a calcite shell on their backs, protecting them from damage. Their eyes atrophied completely under the shell, the foi orientates itself with its sense of smell and taste. Besides this, they are very similar to their ancestors, feeding on the dark giant shovelhead's skin and laying spores into the wounds. Occasionally, they release the spores into the open water to find another host; sometimes the spores accidentally hatch on dark swarmers, which is fatal to both the host and parasite, since dark swarmers are too small to support them.

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)
  • Minifee (order Extoileiformes)
  • Featherbelly Foi (class Myogelatia)