Urchip

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Urchip
(Kentrouksip urchin)
Artwork of Urchip
Species is extinct.
6/37, replaced by descendant
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Konydonta
Binaculeipoda
Herpetouksipiformes
Kentrocorpidae
Kentrouksip
Kentrouksip urchin
Week/Generation 5/32
Habitat Reef
Size 3-10 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Herbivore (Crystal Shrubite)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, eggs into the water, 2 Sexes


The urchip split from uksip terricola. It has specialized to eat crystal shrubite. Its tooth has developed an acidic chemical that can dissolve the crystal shrubite more easily. After digestion, it poops out sand, thus adding much needed nutrients back into the reef, much like Earth's parrot-fish. It can swim a little, but its back fin has evolved into 3 prongs and its scales have developed into spikes. This protects it from beakworms and other such marine predators. Its 4 tentacles each have a claw, which it uses to hold onto the crystal shrubite. It still has privative use, but mainly uses them to look where to crawl on the reef. Unlike its ancestor, it is fully aquatic and rarely goes on land unless it's low tide, during which it looks for a place to hide until high tide.

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)
  • High Grassland Ukback (phylum Konydonta)