Deep Trapinfilter

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Deep Trapinfilter
(Hoplopetalus abyssal)
Main image of Deep Trapinfilter
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation15/97
HabitatJujubee Ocean (Sea Floor)
Size30 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietFilter-Feeder
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Segmentocaudazoa
Abyssovermes
Teratocrina
Crinoidmimidae
Hoplopetalus
Hoplopetalus abyssal
Ancestor:Descendants:

The deep trapinfilter split from its ancestor, the armored trapinfilter. It has migrated down into the depths. It now live at the bottom of the sea floor filtering the waters for organic material thats snows down from above. Due to the heavy pressures it is more stout than its ancestor. Its root-like tentacles dig into the ground and keep in anchored. It can pull in its filtering tentacles if a predator comes by. Once full the filtering tentacles will retract into the shell to be licked off. It can also dig straight down into the sand if a larger predator come. Every summer they will spawn huge clouds of spore into the dark waters. This causes a feeding frenzy for about a week. They do this to maximize the number of offspring that will survive.

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)
  • Sandtrapin (order Teratocrina)
  • Ventrapper (class Abyssovermes)