Sitting Filtersquid

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Sitting Filtersquid
(Marephateuthis floramimum)
Artwork of Sitting Filtersquid
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma ray burst
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Teuthomorpha
Eutentaculata
Mareteuthii
Marephateuthidae
Marephateuthis
Marephateuthis floramimum
Week/Generation 6/36
Habitat Glicker-Wright Reef
Size 30 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Filterfeeder (Plankton)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Spawns hundreds of eggs directly into the water)


The sitting filtersquid evolved from the filtersquid. It keeps feeding on small organisms in the water, but, unlike its ancestor, it sits on a plant instead of floating around. With its tentacles, it holds onto a sea bubbleweed plant, and will, through its filtering, sit on it upright. With its body, it mimes a leaf of the bubbleweed, so that it won't be eaten by beakworms. It's as big as a leaf of the bubbleweed, and it lives in the Glicker-Wright reef.

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)
  • Marine Filtersquid (family Marephateuthidae)
  • Finned Filtersquid (order Mareteuthii)
  • Venomous Quid (class Eutentaculata)