Swimming Urchip

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Swimming Urchip
(Pleocheirus urchineustes)
Artwork of Swimming Urchip
Species is extinct.
13/84, replaced by descendant
Creator OathinBlood Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Konydonta
Echinopoda
Ichthyosepiomorpha
Ichthyosepii
Pleocheiridae
Pleocheirus
Pleocheirus urchineustes
Week/Generation 12/76
Habitat Clayren Coast
Size 15 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Omnivore (Crystal Shrubite, Krillpede, Green Swarmer)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, two sexes -- waterborne mucus-lined sac of eggs.


The swimming urchip is not much different from the shelled urchip, but split from it nonetheless. Its main differences are its elongated, hydrodynamic body, its lessened armour-plating, and its ability to prey on small prey, like the krillpedes and green swarmers. Its ability to swim has widened its choice of diet, and its versatile stomach has helped it tremendously in the evolutionary race.

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)
  • Raq Urpoi (order Ichthyosepii)
  • Slug Urhook (subclass Ichthyosepiomorpha)
  • Pelagic Greengill (class Echinopoda)