Swinging Nede

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Swinging Nede
(Segmentocollas wingasus)
Artwork of Swinging Nede
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Russ1 Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Anipeda
Scorpiocarida
Segmentocollasidae
Segmentocollas
Segmentocollas wingasus
Week/Generation 9/55
Habitat Nuke Temperate Forest
Size 1.1m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Insectivore
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, encapsulated spores, two sexes


Moving from the beach and into the jungle, the stingerpede became larger and changed color for camouflage in the vast pambu forest. Its tail has evolved into a very flexible ‘arm’ used to grasp the pambu. With its new tail-arm and elongated legs, it swings from stalk to stalk, searching for food. For food, it eats any of the purple worm species in the forest, from the butcher and antlered worms to the emperor wingworm. It uses its claws to grasp the worm, punctures its hard shell with its mouth parts, and sucks out the insides with a long tongue. It then discards the shells. When breeding, one sex of the nede lays spores encapsulated in jelly in a pool of water. The other sex then inserts the equivalent of sperm, causing the spore to start to form into a young nede. These young nedes stay in the water until they are strong enough to swing through the pambu. They find their prey through vibrations caused by the worms' feeding.

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)
  • Shellpede (order Scorpiocarida)
  • Marine Bubblepede (class Anipeda)