Anemone Bubblehorn

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Anemone Bubblehorn
(Psammopodiconchus crusta)
Main image of Anemone Bubblehorn
Species is extinct.
12/77, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorRuss1 Other
Week/Generation11/74
HabitatKing Coast
Size50 cm Tall
Primary MobilityCrawling Decapod
SupportUnknown
DietFilter Feeder (Microorganisms)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, eggs into water
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Conchovermizoa
Euconchovermes
Bullaceratiformes
Nectocorythidae
Psammopodiconchus
Psammopodiconchus crusta
Ancestor:Descendants:

The anemone bubblehorn has split from its ancestor and returned to the water. It has evolved to feed on microorganisms instead of excrement. It sucks water into its mouth and microorganisms get caught in primitive hairs that act as a net. The mouth will then close and the food collected in the hair is swallowed. The bubblehorn will then pause as the sea water is taken round a primitive, intestine like lung used for oxygen uptake. The lung is able to hold a lot of oxygen at a time, allowing the bubblehorn to effectively hold its breath. De-oxygenated water is then forced out of the mouth. This makes it look like the bubblehorn is breathing, with an intake, a pause and finally an exhale. This is for both food and respiration.

Its legs have become bigger and flatter and slowly pulls the bubblehorn along the coast floor. Its shell still contains the bacteria its ancestors had and would be used in defence, but as of yet it has no predators. The weight of its shell means the move very slowly along the sand. Its antennea now have a stronger sense of ‘smell'. These are now used find partners ready to breed. Hormones are released when a bubblehorn is ready to mate. Eggs are laid on rocks on the sea floor. They are attached to the rocks by a sticky ‘glue' that encapsulates the eggs hardens quickly as an egg that floats would be preyed upon by flying predators.

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)
  • Armored Pedesorm (class Euconchovermes)