Path of the Wild (Forum Game)


(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #547

Thanks for the round Stealth
Action: continue to eat then follow the shelf to find more food


#548

Thanks for the round stealth.

Action: Follow a water current in search of more food


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #549

Hey could i join the game


(Radical Revolutionary) #550

You can join the waiting list


#551

change my vote to find others of my kind


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #552

Ok i’ll join the waiting list


(Stealth) #553

Great, I’ll add you.


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #554

Waiting list or the game?


(Louix) #555

Vote, Find some mfin food


(Stealth) #556

Round 80

Meta Stuff

Official Game Soundtrack (Nice to have as a soundtrack whilst reading a round): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T1_wnREGllg&t=269s
Chat Server (Anyone could join, players would benefit from joining): https://discord.gg/weGdxFB
Eztan Extant Ecosystems (The Current World): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ramXIxwYwggWj1bVH3zmZT-tlZSbQvW4PUZAEiVWYB8
Book of the Dead (Prehistoric History): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JOwzI4ZHorn8nrqEr62v2_uXXlbs7qSCudHc476qLMY

~20 million years into the Atroxian~
Fressian Stage
Season: Northern Spring, Southern Autumn
Time of Day: Midday (W), Dusk (E)
Event - 5 (Major Event)

State of the World: The vast majority of the atmosphere, about 78% is composed of nitrogen. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are at their average amounts of 21% and 0.04% respectively. The rest of the atmosphere is a variety of gases in small percentages. The overall climate of the planet is quite temperate, seasonal and moderate. The average global temperature is at 15c. There are no ice caps. Much of the Uteeno interior is covered in desert, as it is too far from the sea to receive rain. There is one ocean, called Uteenessa, surrounding the lonely supercontinent of Uteeno. However, the continent is almost in two parts, as two shallow seas cut through to a relatively narrow land bridge that connects the north-west with the south-east. Small plants exist on land, and create soil where they grow. Long mountain ranges trail across the desolate continent. Surrounding sea levels are fairly low.

Above the Oliver River and the surrounding land, heavy clouds formed and unleashed a large thunderstorm. The storm is not the end, however, as the supercell of weather starts to spin, forming a tornado.


@RoboTrannic
Hoplites pretiosa (CR)
UTEENESSA OCEAN, NORTH-WEST, DEEP OCEAN
You cannot see or smell any other members of your species, and so head off in a random direction to find some. At least you soon get to flat ground and not the protruding mid-ocean ridge, although it is too cold for you here. You start to feel the effects of the cold, and your search for a mate is fruitless. (3)
Status
Health: Cold
Fitness: 103/114 (90%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 16.5cm

Hoplites pretiosa

Status: CR
Timespan: R.75 - Present
Habitat: Deep Ocean
Distribution: Mid-Ocean Ridges
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 114
Size: 16.5cm (length - although this includes spines, the body itself is 8.5cm)
Predecessor: Veroina ericius
Classification: Veroinidae, Kardiaskulidea, Kardiarchia
Latest Mutations: Tropical Tolerance = 4, Armoured Head = 5, Genders = 3
Info: Despite being the ‘tank of the abyss’ this species is not all that successful. It can only survive in the warmth of the water surrounding hydrothermal vents, and drifting away into the cold abyss would spell its doom. Even though its body is tailored to surviving warm water, it cannot inhabit tropical seas because most of the body is not protected from UV radiation and there is not enough microbial food to sustain Hoplites. It has strong armour on its head which cancels out its few weak points. Therefore, it is hardly ever predated upon, but it is even slower than before and more nutrional than expensive - another reason why it must remain near very productive hydrothermal vents. It is named after armoured soldiers of Ancient Greece.
Description: It has a tubular, pigmentless cylindrical body covered in long, toxic spines. The head is armoured with tough, heavy bone and covered in scutes like an armadillo’s armour. It even has bony eyelids that can be shut over the two large pinhole eyes on the top, and the one facing forwards. On each side of the body was four gills, as well as a gill frill. A protective layer of slimy, heat-proof scales covers the body, and gives off a strong smell. A simple gut, behind the pharynx, led through the body, which was circulated by a semi-open circulatory system; capillaries covered the muscles, which also had special vacuoles, but the rest of the organs were bathed in a chamber. The circulatory system was pumped by a tubular heart. A tiny brain and two nerve cords controlled the body. The body has vertebrae made of cartilage.

Previous Mutations

Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Open Circulatory System, Tubular Heart, Web of Capillaries Over Muscles, Axochord, Notochord, Four Gill Slits, Two Gill Frills, Pharynx, Large Pinhole Eyes With Lenses (2 on top of head, one on front), Heat-Proof Scales, Cartilage Vertebrae, Toxic Spines, Olfaction

@agenttine
Archaiapasaria westenrai (LC) - Male
LAKE BY OLIVER RIVER, TEMPERATE RIVER
You hatch out at the bottom of a well-lit, shallow lake with a lot of activity and a bloom of phytoplankton that makes the water quite murky. You cannot see the edges of the lake, but many other Archaiapasaria flit in and out of your vision [including PositiveTower]. The water is warm but the sun becomes darker as large, black clouds gather overhead. You drift close to the surface, where you filter some phytoplankton, but as time goes on the phytoplankton numbers begin to decline. The heavens opened as they drop a deluge of rain on you. Lightning lights up the sky. (5 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 31/25 (125%)
Maturity: 30%
Current Size: 3.6cm

Archaiapasaria westenrai

Status: LC
Timespan: R.71 - Present
Habitat: Rivers, Lakes
Distribution: Temperate Northern Hemisphere
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 84.6
Size: 12cm
Predecessor: Petrocoilius rivieri
Classification: Archaiapasaridae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Lobe Fins = 3, Tail Fins = 4, Fish Shape = 5, Swim Bladder = 4
Info: This Eztan animal is the first to be recognisable as being similar to a fish; the only thing that is really preventing this distinction is that it lacks pectoral fins. It is much more suited to swimming about than its relatives, which had to return to the seafloor to rest, and it’s efficient shape and tail fins make it much faster too. It is very common in the temperate rivers and lakes of the northern hemisphere. It feeds by sieving surface algae from the water as a filter-feeder, but it can also eat local seamosses growing below the surface. In the loss of it’s long tail, this species has become shorter than its predecessors but it is has a similar overall mass owing to its broader shape. Furthermore, the stiffer, albeit more powerful, bodily movements of the tail that propel the animal through the water, reduce the effectiveness of wielding tail spikes.
Description: It has a stout, orange and red, stream-lined body, like the shape of a fish and a short tail with a tail fin above and below the tail. These are shaped like horizontal semi-circles and together make a circle; they are supported by rays of cartilage. Two poisonous spikes protrude to the side of the tail. The front of the body has a cartilage jaw, and within in it several square teeth. It retains two venomous fangs in the roof of the mouth. On each side of the head is a lens-covered pinhole eye, with muscle that allows them to swivel. Three gills mark the body, which is also lined with unseeable electroreceptors. The mouth leads to a primitive gut and stomach, with weak herbivorous bacteria. The food is ground up in a gizzard first. Centrally located is a sac of gas called a swim bladder, and supporting the body are vertebrae made of bone. Also supporting the body are muscles with special vacuoles and an open circulatory system.

Previous Mutations

Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord (L), Whip Tail (L), Three Gill Slits, Notochord (L), Cartilage Vertebrae (L), Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria (L), Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Weak Digestive Enzymes, Square Teeth, Bone Vertebrae, Gizzard, Genders, Freshwater Tolerance

@immortaldragon
Icthyotelus sinspica (LC)
OLIVER RIVER DELTA, TEMPERATE ESTUARY
You hatch out and immediately begin flopping around; your egg capsule had been stranded on land when the tide receded, and it is now at its lowest point of the day. Fortunately, the sun does not dry you out as it is shielded by large clouds. Then, rain starts falling heavily on the estuary. (2)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 1/2 (50%)
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.45cm

Icthyotelus sinspica

Status: LC
Timespan: R.65 - Present
Habitat: Estuaries
Distribution: Northern Temperate Estuaries
Niche: Pelagic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 35
Size: 7cm
Predecessor: Charitomenchelus etalas
Classification: Icthyotelusidae, Tyrannidea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Tail Fins = 2, Fix Pectoral Fins = 5, Freshwater Tolerance = 3
Info: Unlike all it’s living relatives and some of its ancestors, the long tail has no spikes. It probably lost them as there was a lack of predators in their range; they live only in temperate estuaries, where the brackish water is just the right balance to suit their rather limited salt intake abilities. Overall, this is a relatively small area to live, but it is the only animal that lives here. The pectoral fins have become smaller, and more streamlined like a ray-finned fish; they are held against the body and composed of a cartilage limb branching off the vertebrae and three supports covered in skin. Muscles in the limb make it move, so this animal is faster than its ancestors.
Description: It has a tapering body, lined with electroreceptors and three gills on each side. It has two pectoral ray-fins and a pair of forward-facing cup eyes on the head. An oily liver helps to maintain buoyancy. An open circulatory system bathes the organs in hemacoel, and the body is controlled by ganglia. Down the back are cartilage vertebrae. In the gut, is a primitive stomach with the ability to digest multicellular matter.

Previous Mutations

Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord (L), Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord (L), Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail (L)

@soundwave
Soundwavia vorei (LC)
NORTH-WESTERN SHELF, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
The water becomes warm and tinted with a moderate amount of phytoplankton under the midday sun. There is lots of plankton here, which you are part of. Hpwever, as you are about to begin feeding, you are scared off by a much larger Regemsitula occisor, come to feast on the zooplankton, such as yourself. As you swim away, using up energy, the intensity of phytoplankton in the water starts to drop. (1 + 1)
Status:
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 2/6 (30%)
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.95cm

Soundwavia vorei

Status: LC
Timespan: R.76 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea, Ocean Surface
Distribution: Temperate Northern Hemisphere
Niche: Apex Predator
Nutritional Value: 132
Size: 19cm
Predecessor: Thanostoma aquaprinceps
Classification: Makouridae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Swim Bladder = 4, Increase Size = 3, Flippers = 5
Info: Although it tends to live around shallow seas where prey is larger, this relatively efficient swimmer can also hunt at the surface of the open ocean. It is quicker, more agile and can control its buoyancy, being able to hunt down the most fleeting of prey. It has become the dominant predator in the entire northern hemisphere, driving Thanostoma aquaprinceps into extinction. It requires air at the surface to inflate its swim bladder.
Description: It has a blue, tapering body, lined with electroreceptors and three gills on each side, ending in a long whip-tail complete with venomous spikes. Two large pinhole eyes, that the animal is able to swivel slightly for increased range of sight, sit on the side of the head and it’s mouth is full of small teeth, with a pair of venomous fangs embedded in its cartilage jaw. Supported by rays of cartilage, it has a pair of pectoral flippers, as well as a dorsal fin on the back. An open circulatory system bathes the organs in hemacoel, and the body is controlled by ganglia. Down the back are cartilage vertebrae. In the gut, was a primitive stomach with the ability to digest multicellular matter. It has a swim bladder connected to the gut.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Whip Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Cup Eyes, Blue, Pinhole Eyes, Jaw

@blackink
Asteridermus luminaria (NT)
UTEENESSA OCEAN, NORTH-WEST, DEEP OCEAN
You follow a current, in search of food, through the unending darkness. However, before you can find food, the current leads you into a much warmer area than you are capable of surviving. The ocean floor starts to protrude upwards in peaks and hills. You turn to swim away from the heat, and have to swim against the current to do so. You escape from the heat and settle on the cold, abyssal plain. (1 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 30/33 (90%)
Maturity: 75%
Current Size: 5.25cm

Asteridermus luminaria

Status: LC
Timespan: R.59 - Present
Habitat: Deep Ocean, Continental Slope (Mid Ocean)
Distribution: Under Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean
Niche: Minor Predator
Nutritional Value: 44.1
Size: 7cm
Predecessor: Asteridermus gibbosi
Classification: Achmachelusidae, Tyrannidea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Olfaction = 4, Temperature Tolerance = 6, Control Bioluminescence = 3
Description: This species very closely resembles its ancestor, owning a long tapering body with flashing bioluminescent lights, except it is now black. The other differences are much more difficult to spot; above the mouth, invisible to the naked eye are olfactory receptors, which provide a rudimentary way of tracking prey and mapping its surroundings. Electrolocation is still much more useful and precise. A development in the area of the brain allows Asteridermus luminaria to have more control over its bioluminescence. It can turn them on and off at will, but does so all at once with all of them. The spots cannot be controlled individually but as a group. Internally, this animal has adapted its body’s chemistry to cope with the temperatures of shallower water, including temperate and tropical seas. It is therefore much more widespread then it’s predecessor, and slightly more successful. It would live in tropical seas too, except there is no sustainable food source there for this species.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Cup Eyes, Jaw, Fins (two vertical near head), Hump, Bioluminescent Lights

@Biologicah
Thanostoma stalloni (NT)
SOUTHERN UTEENESSA ISLANDS, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
The water surrounding the island is still blooming with phytoplankton, despite becoming cooler, and this attracts many filter-feeders. At the edge of the shelf, hundreds of Charitomenchelus etalas continue to make their way from the open ocean to the island to feed on the bounty. Focused on filter-feeding, they barely notice you, slinking below on the sand. One comes quite near you; you suddenly lash out with your tail, inserting a venom in to your prey. It panicky briefly but then sinks to the seafloor. You eat it’s dead corpse and are now fully mature, ready to reproduce. The phytoplankton numbers start to decline slightly. (4 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 109/70 (155%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 31cm

Thanostoma stalloni

Status: NT
Timespan: R.77 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea, Ocean Surface
Distribution: Temperate Southern Hemisphere
Niche: Apex Predator
Nutritional Value: 157
Size: 31cm
Predecessor: Thanostoma rex
Classification: Makouridae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Bigger, Swim Bladder
Info: Once again, this species continues this lines habit of being the biggest on the planet, now at a relatively impressive half a meter. It has also extended its swimming capabilities and range, being able to conquer the open ocean thanks to its swim bladder. However, there is not a lot of prey large enough for it.
Description: With a long, blue tapering body ending in a spiked whip-like tail, this Thanostoma has the typical shape of a Caudarid. It has a cartilage jaw and two venomous canines surrounded by rather primitive teeth. Each side of its head has a swivelling pinhole eye. It also has three gill slits, and a line of electroreceptors running down its body. Internally, a gut leads to a stomach containing carnivorous digestive bacteria and cartilage vertebrae runs down the spine. Connected to the gut by a duct is a swim bladder.

Previous Mutations

Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord (L), Whip Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord (L), Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Cup Eyes (L), Blue, Pinhole Eyes, Cartilage Jaw, Bigger

@svrangite
Thalakelphus svrangitensis (VU)
UTEENSESSA OCEAN, NORTHERN, MID OCEAN
As the warmer water starts to make you uncomfortable, you gently swim deeper down the edge of the seamount, and into cold and impenetrable darkness, for your eyes. You blindly filter the upwards moving current along the edge of the seamount, and feed quite well. (4 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 48/55 (85%)
Maturity: 85%
Current Size: 7cm

Thalakelphus svrangitensis

Status: VU
Timespan: R.76 - Present
Habitat: Mid Ocean
Distribution: Under Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean, Below the thermocline - 800m below sea level
Niche: Pelagic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 66
Size: 8.5cm
Predecessor: Kapnosta erimitus
Classification: Zestoskulusidae, Kardiaskulusidea, Kardiarchia
Latest Mutations: Hyponome = 6, Shell = 5, Hearing = 4
Info: This species looks a bit like a straightened nautilus. It generally floats around the twilight zone of ocean, pulling in marine snow with its tentacles. In the faint light, it often uses hearing to detect incoming predators, and then boosts away with its hyponome. However, such food must be stretched to be sufficient to sustain such a complex animal. Furthermore, it only lives between the bottom of the thermocline, at its highest 250m below sea level - because it’s not adapted to surface life - and 8,000m below the surface - because any lower and it’s buoyant shell will implode with pressure. In this zone, though, it is quite successful.
Description: It has a smooth, straight shell made of calcium carbonate with several medium-length tentacles sticking out the front. On the face is a couple areas where minuscule cilia which act as mechanoreceptors, picking up underwater noises and inputting this information into the nerve network. On the head that just protrudes from the rest of the shell, two large pinhole eyes with lenses face upwards, while another one faces forwards above the circular, toothless mouth. The skin that is uncovered is layered with heat-proof scales. At the rear, a muscular hyponome drags in water and uses it to propel itself quickly. This tube leads into the siphuncle, which manages water content inside the shell, creating buoyancy. This also delivers water to the gills and gill frills inside the shell. A simple gut, behind the pharynx, leads through the body, which is circulated by a semi-open circulatory system; capillaries cover the muscles, which also have special vacuoles, but the rest of the organs were bathed in a chamber. The circulatory system is pumped by a tubular heart. A tiny brain and two nerve cords control the body. The body has vertebrae made of cartilage.
Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Open Circulatory System, Tubular Heart, Web of Capillaries Over Muscles, Axochord, Notochord, Four Gill Slits, Two Gill Frills, Pharynx, Large Pinhole Eyes With Lenses (2 on top of head, one on front), Heat-Proof Scales, Cartilage Vertebrae, Calcium Carbonate Shell, Heat Resistance, Tentacles

@jellyfishmon
Esoteramalimnus latacorpus (NT) - Male
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
Instead of swimming up or down, you swim across the sand flat, alongside your brethren. The water becomes cooler and you can just about make out many animal shapes closer to the surface when you look up. You make sure to stay far away from any activity. There is not much vegetation on this sandy flat, and of the group of siblings, you are one which does not get room to feed on the small plants. (2 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 5/13 (40%)
Maturity: 10%
Current Size: 2.2cm

Esoteramalimnus latacorpus

Status: NT
Timespan: R.76 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea
Distribution: Temperate Southern Hemisphere
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 133
Size: 22cm
Predecessor: Thanostoma amniotus
Classification: Esoteralimnusidae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Swim Bladder = 4, Intelligence = 6, Closed Circulatory System = 1, Fat Storage = 5
Info: A biological mystery, unlike all its relatives, it does not have an open circulatory system but has a pool of hemacoel containing the inside of its body. This is very inefficient, as the oxygen dissolves rather slowly to where it is needed and this results in much weaker stamina. It cannot outrun its predators and is forced to fight them off. However, it can float indefinitely, so it can escape Thanostoma rex which can’t, but there are smaller Thanostoma with the same ability. It can go for longer without food than its cousins, as it has increased fat storage, giving this species its wide shape. Esoteralimnus often gather in loose, uncoordinated groups for safety in numbers and lay their eggs close to seaweed or seamoss. The young are very skittish and flee at the slightest disturbances. It’s name means ‘inner blood lake’ referring to its unique circulatory system.
Description: The long, blue, tapering body becomes quite wide around the middle due to a layer of fat. It is supported by vertebrae of bone, although the whip-tail at the end is composed of flexible cartilage. Along the body are three gill slits and a line of electroreceptors. There are no limbs. The head has a cartilage jaw, with a pair of venomous canines surrounded by square shaped teeth. On each side of the head is a pinhole eye, with the ability to swivel around. At the end of the tail, two venomous spikes stick out. A gut leads to a stomach containing weak digestive herbivorous bacteria which can only break down small bits of plant matter. Connected to the gut is a swim bladder. The muscles contain special vacuoles for storing extra energy. The entire inner body is nourished by a pool of hemacoel, which is not pumped around but allowed to dissolve slowly into organs. The nervous system is controlled by a fairly small brain, which is believed to have a very small memory sector, for recognition of predatory species.
Behaviours:

  1. Skittish.
  2. At 50% maturity, they switch from skittish to normal.
  3. When reproducing, lay eggs near vegetation.
  4. Gravitate towards each other.
  5. Recognise predators faster.
    Previous Mutations: Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord, Whip Tail, Three Gill Slits, Notochord, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Digestive Enzymes, Plant-Eating Teeth, Bone Vertebrae, Genders, Eggs

@PositiveTower
Archaiapasaria westenrai (LC) - Male
OLIVER RIVER, TEMPERATE RIVER
You hatch out at the bottom of a well-lit, shallow lake with a lot of activity and a bloom of phytoplankton that makes the water quite murky. You cannot see the edges of the lake, but many other Archaiapasaria flit in and out of your vision [including Agenttine]. The water is warm but the sun becomes darker as large, black clouds gather overhead. You drift close to the surface, where you filter a lot of phytoplankton, but as time goes on the phytoplankton numbers begin to decline. The heavens opened as they drop a deluge of rain on you. Lightning lights up the sky. In your filtering, you have drifted close to one shore, and you can see an opening in the rock leading to what appears to be a small cave. (6 + 1 = Congrats, you have earned a bonus +1 or -1 to use on any player, including yourself, next round)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 46/34 (135%)
Maturity: 40%
Current Size: 4.8cm

Archaiapasaria westenrai

Status: LC
Timespan: R.71 - Present
Habitat: Rivers, Lakes
Distribution: Temperate Northern Hemisphere
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 84.6
Size: 12cm
Predecessor: Petrocoilius rivieri
Classification: Archaiapasaridae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Lobe Fins = 3, Tail Fins = 4, Fish Shape = 5, Swim Bladder = 4
Info: This Eztan animal is the first to be recognisable as being similar to a fish; the only thing that is really preventing this distinction is that it lacks pectoral fins. It is much more suited to swimming about than its relatives, which had to return to the seafloor to rest, and it’s efficient shape and tail fins make it much faster too. It is very common in the temperate rivers and lakes of the northern hemisphere. It feeds by sieving surface algae from the water as a filter-feeder, but it can also eat local seamosses growing below the surface. In the loss of it’s long tail, this species has become shorter than its predecessors but it is has a similar overall mass owing to its broader shape. Furthermore, the stiffer, albeit more powerful, bodily movements of the tail that propel the animal through the water, reduce the effectiveness of wielding tail spikes.
Description: It has a stout, orange and red, stream-lined body, like the shape of a fish and a short tail with a tail fin above and below the tail. These are shaped like horizontal semi-circles and together make a circle; they are supported by rays of cartilage. Two poisonous spikes protrude to the side of the tail. The front of the body has a cartilage jaw, and within in it several square teeth. It retains two venomous fangs in the roof of the mouth. On each side of the head is a lens-covered pinhole eye, with muscle that allows them to swivel. Three gills mark the body, which is also lined with unseeable electroreceptors. The mouth leads to a primitive gut and stomach, with weak herbivorous bacteria. The food is ground up in a gizzard first. Centrally located is a sac of gas called a swim bladder, and supporting the body are vertebrae made of bone. Also supporting the body are muscles with special vacuoles and an open circulatory system.

Previous Mutations

Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Axochord (L), Whip Tail (L), Three Gill Slits, Notochord (L), Cartilage Vertebrae (L), Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria (L), Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Weak Digestive Enzymes, Square Teeth, Bone Vertebrae, Gizzard, Genders, Freshwater Tolerance

@louix
Almoskulus caecorum (EX)
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
Sadly, the Dictomedusus attracts in the rest of the swarm, and some of the now occupy your home. You get a few wayward stings from random tentacles and they also once again block your food. Unfortunately, you die from starvation. (1 - Sorry, you have died. Unfortunately, your species is now extinct, so please select a new one and wait to respawn.)
Status
Health: Dead
Fitness: 0%
Maturity: 11%
Current Size: 0.25cm

Almoskulus caecorum

Status: EX
Timespan: R.57 - Present
Habitat: Continental Slope (Mid Ocean), Shallow Sea
Distribution: Uteenessa Ocean, up to 1000m below sea level, All Temperate & Polar Seas
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 11.8
Size: 2.3cm
Predecessor: Argoskulus rubrumi
Classification: Almoskulusidae, Squickidea, Membrania
Latest Mutations: Eyes = 6, Fins = 5, Defense = 1
Description: Blank, white eyeballs hang off the edge of short, protruding eyestalks that stick out straight to the sides of the head. These are the most complex eyes on Ezta. This gives them much increased coverage in terms of sight, and can see pretty much all around them, although it comes at a fairly hefty nutritional price. In order to have eyes on stalks, Almoskulus caecorum evolved a white sclera to contain the compartments of the eye, and a vitreous humour to hold its shape. There eyes are blank looking because they have no iris or pupil to control the amount of the light that reaches them. Another adaptation of this animal is the emergence of a pair of pectoral fins, close to the head. This do not aid in swimming much, but rather can be used to walk quicker across the seafloor, where the spend most of their time. They also position the head upwards and improve filtration a little. This fins are short but sturdy and curve underneath the tubular body, which varies between red and transparent. In a pinch, these fins can be used to spring upwards and utilise their membranes to glide. To avoid predators is even more crucial for this species, because their skin is especially weak and easy to cut. They thrive best on upper continental slopes, where light still reaches, but also are found commonly in open, relatively deep areas of shallow temperate and polar seas. Below the light level, their eyes becomes useless, and their weakness has no defence.
Previous Mutations: Muscles, Fleshy Membrane (along back and underside), Chemoreceptors, Basic Instincts, Three Gill Slits, Yellow Pigmentation, Dentine Teeth, Open Circulatory System, Pinhole Eye With Lens (one on top of head), Notochord, Anti-freeze Proteins, Slow Reactions, Red-Transparent Colour Shifting, Small Tentacles


(Stealth) #557

The waiting list I’m afraid. The game is a bit full right now.


(Ṁ̴͙͔͒u̴͐͛̓͠ͅś̴̛̮̰̖̑͆͠i̵͚̤̥̝̬̎͋̊c̸̨̛̦̱̯̽̋͛̍ M̴a̸͙̬̐͌̈̄͌ń̸̯̉̃̌̕ ) #558

Action: keep feeding, but keep a ear out for any predators.


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #559

Ok
Sorry for the extra text ten letter limit and all


#560

sigh
Action: swim around an look for some marine snow to eat


(Radical Revolutionary) #561

Action:hide in the cave
Use +1 on myself


(The Collector Of Useless Information) #562

Can i join too


(Immortal Dragon) #563

Goddammit RNG. xD Thanks for the new round Stealth.

Action: Flop for the nearest body of water like my life depends on it, which it probably does.


(The Third Duke of Silly) #564

Action: Search for a mate


(Uncertain Agent) #565

Seems as if I see a particular someone I attacked in a previous life…
Action: Follow the young PositiveTower into the cave.


(Stealth) #566

You only briefly saw him. You cannot see the cave.