Stalking Murkworm

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Stalking Murkworm
(Benthosyrinx limophage)
Artwork of Stalking Murkworm
Species is extinct.
19/125, Ice comet impact event
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Vermitheria
Crurivermes
Remihelminthes
Benthosyringidae
Benthosyrinx
Benthosyrinx limophage
Week/Generation 5/31
Habitat Southwest Swamp
Size 1.5 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Mixed Endoskeleton and Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Sifter (Organic matter in the mud)
Respiration Active (Microlungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual (Eggs)


The stalking murkworm is a descendant of the giant murkworm. It lives at the ground of the water body from the swamps. It gulps the mud and filters all organic matter out of it. Its front fins evolved into stilts, which it uses to stalk on the ground. The microlungs right behind the first armor merged into one air hole, which is elongated and protected by a long spike, so the stalking murkworm does not have to swim to the surface of the water. Because of its way of living, it can't swim as well as its ancestor. When their body of water is drying up, they can get onto land to find the next body of water. But if they do not find one, they will dry up. Because they live in the water and their body is too large to hold its weight on land, they have to crawl by pushing themselves over the land with their stilts.

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)
  • Chelimp (order Remihelminthes)