Snark

From Sagan 4 Alpha Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Snark
(Squaliselache carnophilia)
Artwork of Snark
Species is extinct.
17/114, replaced by descendant
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Squalichthyes
Eusqualichthyes
Squaliserpentidae
Squaliselache
Squaliselache carnophilia
Week/Generation 5/31
Habitat Open Ocean
Size 1.5 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Bone)
Diet Carnivore (Silverling, Uksip Marfinnus, Filtersquid, Strainbeansucker, young Strainbean, young Lurking Snatch)
Respiration Active (Nasal Gills)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, eggs, two sexes


The snark is a descendant of the carpotesta luceremundare serpentes. It's a little bit bigger than its ancestor. It hunts alone for beakworms and other little animals. Other than the carpotesta luceremundare serpentes, it lives at the surface of the water, where more prey lives. It uses its 4 paddles to float around the sea and to look for prey. When it has found it, it starts to orbit its prey, until it's close enough. Then it uses its tailfin to spurt at its prey. This is so fast, that nearly no beakworm can escape. When the food is scarce, many snarks can form a pride together and attack bigger prey, such as young strainbeans.

Gallery

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)
  • Redfin Gillcrest (order Eusqualichthyes)
  • Umbrascale Lyngbakr (class Squalichthyes)