Sucker Foi

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Sucker Foi
(Myzoplax letum)
Artwork of Sucker Foi
Species is extant.
Creator Nergali Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Gastroboskia
Gastromyxia
Myogelatia
Extoileiformes
Myzoplacidae
Myzoplax
Myzoplax letum
Week/Generation 21/135
Habitat LadyM Ocean (Twilight Zone), LadyM Ocean (Twilight Floor), LadyM Ocean (Abyss Zone), LadyM Ocean (Abyss Floor), Rhodix Vents
Size 1 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Parasite (Crimson Leviathan, Pollinating Darkswarmer, Rearing Swarmer, Vent Darkswarmer, Speckled Snark, Flashing Filtersquid, Gilltail, Hunting Darkswarmer, Comet Snark, Majestic Nailfin, Scylarian)
Respiration Passive Diffusion
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual, Spores

Splitting from its ancestor, the sucker foi has developed a parasitic life-style in order to survive in the depleted oceans. It begins life as microscopic spores that drift until they come in contact with a suitable host. Once they have latched upon the skin, they form a small cyst and go into a form of hibernation. After several days they hatch and then begin to feed. Holding onto the flesh of their host, the sucker foi has no need for "fins" and has lost them, and instead has almost root-like growths on its belly that both hold it in place and feed off the hosts blood supply. They are rather indifferent to the blood type of their host, and truly only care about how many nutrients they can leach from it. Massive infestations are now a rather common site, though they rarely, if ever prove fatal and instead merely cause extreme irritation and occasional weakness due to blood loss.