Sunworm

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Sunworm
(Kurohanemushi solis)
Main image of Sunworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Information
CreatorClayren Other
Week/Generation12/78
HabitatGlicker Alpine
Size26 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietDetritivore
RespirationSemi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
ThermoregulationEctotherm (Basking)
ReproductionHermaphrodite (eggs)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera (info)
Paradendrovermes
Terasumushiidae
Kurohanemushi
Kurohanemushi solis
Ancestor:Descendants:

The sunworm split from its ancestors to spread into the alpine regions of Glicker. In order to gather more heat from the sun's rays, its heat-gathering "wings" have become larger and have changed pigment to become black. This hue does not reflect light in any part of the visible spectrum and thus absorbs more energy. As well, its front legs have developed so that they can be dug into the ground to anchor the organism to the ground. This way it can dig itself into large deposits of waste and feed without moving for long periods of time.

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)
  • Dome Sapworm (subclass Polyptera)