Thorny Bottomed Detristar

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Thorny Bottomed Detristar
(Xenovermaster tripoda)
Artwork of Thorny Bottomed Detristar
Species is extinct.
3/15, ice meteor
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Palaeovermes
Spinohelminthes
Xenovermasteroformes
Xenovermastridae
Xenovermaster
Xenovermaster tripoda
Week/Generation 2/9
Habitat Ocean Floor
Size 5 cm Wide
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Herbivore (Algae)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual (Fission)


The DNA damage caused by the cascade of solar particles produced many disgusting mutants. However, the two nucleus system proved highly resistant to negative mutations due to the 'backup' nucleus, but facilitated the beneficial mutations. One of the more successful was the evolution of the near ancestor of the thorny bottomed detristar. A mistake in reproduction resulted in three thornworms fusing at the head. The result was somewhat akin to a primitive and rigid starfish. The thorns moved to the bottom of the organism to help grip rocks and graze algae. Movement is very limited due to the rigid structure of the star. The detristar reproduces by shedding its arm tips, which grow into brand new organisms.

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)

None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.