Path of the Wild (Forum Game)


(Uncertain Agent) #567

damnit

New Action: Try to find a place to take shelter in.


(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #568

holy cow, round 80?
that is beyond impressive


(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #569

right lol
Action: look for food else ware and avoid the attention of the animals above


(Sound) #570

Action: Find food!!! (Stop Dice give me some luck plz)


(Merlok keeper of the liberty top-hat) #571

Could you please add me on the waiting list😀
Or if theres an open spot could i join


(The Collector Of Useless Information) #572

What about me?


(Radical Revolutionary) #573

What you askrd to remove you from the waiting list bro


(Louix) #574

Damn, the fall of a great species it seems. Action, play as my species succesor, or predecessor, whichever one you think is good for me to Play as !


#575

alright then find some warmth


(Stealth) #576

Round 81

Meta Stuff

Official Game Soundtrack (Nice to have as a soundtrack whilst reading a round, although the soundtrack has now been CHANGED): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-mOnqVXNcY
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

~20.25 million years into the Atroxian~
Fressian Stage
Season: Northern Summer, Southern Winter
Time of Day: Afternoon (W), Dawn (E)
Event - None

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.

The storm that cascaded over the areas surrounding the Oliver River, has built up in power and twirled itself into a forceful tornado. The spinning cyclone of wind carved itself a long path along the river, churning up the water and causing chaos…it is strong enough to pick up the animals living there.

On a side note, a couple of species of Thanostoma, the ones with half a bony body, have been renamed as a different species because of this. They are now called Hemithateus amniotus and Hemithateus mediossium.


@RoboTrannic
Hoplites pretiosa (EX)
UTEENESSA OCEAN, NORTH-WEST, DEEP OCEAN
The cold water makes you progressively more sluggish and as you crawl along the ocean floor, you are desperately seeking out the sanctuary of warmth. However, the ocean is vast, and the spots you are looking for are so comparatively tiny, that it would be very lucky to find any. It becomes apparent that luck is not on your side as you stumble blindly along and find nothing. Eventually, your crawling comes to a halt as you succumb to the effects of the cold. You have perished. (2 - You have died. Sadly, your species has gone extinct. Please choose a new one to respawn as.)
Status
Health: Dead
Fitness: 0%
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
The surface of the water becomes choppier, as the storm continues to rage overhead, and you dart for shelter before it gets worse. Swimming through the murky water you pass several other Archaiapasaria [including PositiveTower], until you come to a small crevice. You hide in the crevice and are protected from the worst of the tornado as it rattles overhead, merely feeling a bit of the pull. Another Archaiapasaria [PositiveTower] looks to enter your crevice but gives up when it sees its been taken. When the tornado subsides, you are safe, if a bit knocked about. (4 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 18/25 (75%)
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
Under the pounding rain of the storm, you struggle towards the nearest body of water. An upshot of the storm though is that the deluge of water flows down towards the water and carries you with it, giving you a free ride. You are deposited in a pool of water, only slightly worse for wear from the experience. Having not yet fed in your tumultuous beginning to life, you are running low on fumes. However, you immediately find some phytoplankton food and recuperate a little energy. You can sense no other animals in this particular pool. The storm subsides before the tornado reaches you, and strong sunlight breaks through the clouds. (6)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 0.5/2 (25%)
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
You gently cruise through the sun-dappled ocean surface, propelled by the current. There is more than enough food for your small body, and you target a hatchling Hemithateus mediossium. With a quick lunge, you spin and stab it with your poisonous tail. Briefly, it tries to flee, but it is soon overcome by the toxins, and dies. You eat your prize. (4)
Status:
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 4/6 (70%)
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
With no obvious nearby prey, you turn to another food source. An endless rain of particles drifts from the upper levels of the ocean, most bits of flesh. It is widely scattered, but by merely swimming around with your mouth open, you are actually able to feed fairly well, even in the cold, empty, black abyss. You are now mature enough to reproduce. (3 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 55/44 (125%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 7cm

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 weaker the wintry sun becomes, the less the island waters teem with life. Now in winter, it has become much quieter and many, like the filter-feeding Charitomenchelus, have moved off. Unfortunately, as you patrol around the shelf, it seems any potential mates have disappeared with them. As luck would have it, you also catch a brief cold, which saps some of your energy. (2)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 70/70 (100%)
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
Sedately, you cruise through the shapeless, impenetrable darkness of mid ocean, with no shape or structure to be felt anywhere around. You simply filter in passing marine snow, and digest the microbial matter. Your hearing does not pick up any suspicious sounds. You are now mature enough to reproduce. (5)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 83/66 (125%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 8.5cm

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
Along the shelf where you are looking for food, you come across a canyon cut into the cliff. You and the two dozen or so siblings in your crèche enter the canyon, which is lined with many seaweeds and seamoss, as well as appearing to be devoid of animals. You all begin to tuck in on the bounty. (6)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 10/13 (80%)
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
The water of the lake becomes very choppy and chaotic and Archaiapasaria flit around through the murky water. You head for shelter in the small crevice but find another [Agenttine] has already occupied the space. You search for some place else but as you head to a spotted crack closer to the top, you are suddenly exposed at the surface; powerful winds swirl around and you feel yourself lifted into the air. You fly high into the storm, spinning around and around in the vortex until at one point you are flung from it. You fall all the way to the ground and are killed upon impact. (1 + 1 = You have died, but your species is still extant.)
Status
Health: Dead
Fitness: 0%
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 normacutis (NT)
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
You hatch out alone but for a handful of your siblings on the stretch of sand that descends towards the continental slope and the end of the continental shelf. Here, you are almost a couple hundred meters from the surface, and food is less common. (3)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 50%
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.12cm

Almoskulus normacutis

Status: NT
Timespan: R.77 - Present
Habitat: Continental Slope (Mid Ocean), Shallow Sea
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere, Temperate and Polar Seas & Continental Slope down to 500m
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 11.8
Size: 2.3cm
Predecessor: Almoskulus caecorum
Classification: Almoskulusidae, Squickidea, Membrania
Latest Mutations: Fix Skin
Info: This took over from its predecessor Almoskulus caecorum. It had tougher skin that did not rip so easily, but it is still not particularly tough. It lives in all parts of the ocean where it’s eyes are useful, except for tropical. This means it lives from 500 metres under the surface to the shallowest parts of the seas. It serenely poses on the seafloor, filtering falling marine snow for food.
Description: The tubular body has a fleshy membrane running along the top and underside. Blank, white eyeballs hang off the edge of short, protruding eyestalks that stick out straight to the sides of the head. Chemoreceptors sit by the mouth, as well as a pair of small tentacles, with three gill slits at the back of the head. This fins are short but sturdy and curve underneath the tubular body, which varies between red and transparent. At the front of its nervous system, is a tiny brain. Its mouth has a primitive gut leading straight to the anus. An open circulatory system bathes organs and muscles in hemacoel; this contains anti-freeze proteins to stop bodily fluids from freezing.
Previous Mutations: Muscles, Fleshy Membrane (along back and underside), Chemoreceptors, Basic Instincts, Three Gill Slits, Yellow Pigmentation (L), 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, Eyes, Fins, Weak Skin (L)


(Uncertain Agent) #577

Yay, I survived.
Action: Wait it out just a bit more.


(The Third Duke of Silly) #578

Action: Make further attempts to find a mate


(Sound) #579

Action: Hunt some more!!!


(Immortal Dragon) #580

Yay, new round! :grin:

Action: Feed.


(Radical Revolutionary) #581

Crikey,The bloody RNG Hates me,m8


(Louix) #582

Nice, New round ! Action, eat food


(Ṁ̴͙͔͒u̴͐͛̓͠ͅś̴̛̮̰̖̑͆͠i̵͚̤̥̝̬̎͋̊c̸̨̛̦̱̯̽̋͛̍ M̴a̸͙̬̐͌̈̄͌ń̸̯̉̃̌̕ ) #583

Action:Look for mate


(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #584

thanks for the new round Stealth nice to see the games back up.
Action: eat everything before my siblings can!


#585

Action: use my bioluminescence sporadically to search for a mate


(Stealth) #586

Round 82

Extras

Official Game Soundtrack (Nice to have as a soundtrack whilst reading a round): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-mOnqVXNcY
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

~20.5 million years into the Atroxian~
Fressian Stage
Season: Northern Summer, Southern Winter
Time of Day: Dusk (W), Morning (E)
Event - None

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.


@RoboTrannic
Thanostoma stalloni (NT)
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
You hatch out into a cool sea, with the sun setting in the sky, and the surrounding light slowly fading. You rise to the surface, with some of your siblings. The current begins to take you on your search for food; there is not much at the moment. Then, out of the gloom, a young Arthroskulus thrusts towards you and into your group of siblings. You are forced to swim out of the way. Once you are far enough away, you turn back. The Arthroskulus has impaled one of your siblings and then disappears into the sea. Then night truly falls. (2)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 3/8 (40%)
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 1.5cm

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

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

@agenttine
Archaiapasaria westenrai (LC) - Male
LAKE BY OLIVER RIVER, TEMPERATE RIVER
You decide to wait in the crevice. Peeking out from it, you see quite little as dusk doesn’t cast much light into the murky lake. You can detect a few shapes swimming around with your electroreception, but not as many as before. A dislodged bit of aquatic moss drifts past, and you snap it up to stop from starving. Then it becomes night, almost completely dark. (5)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 13/25 (70%)
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 search around the pool for more food, but you seem to have used it all up. You are in desperate need of some to recuperate your lost energy, but sadly the rising tide, bringing a connection to a main body of water, does not reach you in time, and you starve to death. (1 - Sadly, you have died. The good news is that your species still remains.)
Status
Health: Dead
Fitness: 0%
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

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
Hunting so close to the surface that at times your dorsal fin breaks into fresh air, you scour the faintly lit sea for food. You struggle to find any. The current, which at your size you are unable to fight, takes you on. You are near a beach but then the light completely fades with the onset of night. (3)
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
In complete darkness, you search for a mate. You try to make yourself more visible for potential mates by illuminating yourself, a sole beacon in a vast emptiness. After a fair amount of travelling across the abyssal plain, you finally see something; a flashing, blue light. You approach it with anticipation to find another adult Asteridermus luminaria. You successfully mate. (4 - Congratulations, you have reproduced. You may choose three mutations.)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 11/44 (25%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 7cm

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
Tiny animals, like Almoskulus normacutis, scurry away from your large looming presence in the fading light as you continue to scour the small island shelf for a mate. You ignore these animals. However, you are still unsuccessful with finding a mate when night arrives, bringing more darkness with it. Briefly, you had thought you had found one and charged after it - it turned out to be a different, albeit similar species, Thanostoma superficiem, which vanished into the open ocean gloom when it noticed your approach. (1 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 35/70 (50%)
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

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
Although you are looking to reproduce, in the middle of the black ocean, there is not much you can do besides keep moving and hope to come across a potential mate. Unfortunately, you are not this lucky and plough through the barren, featureless water to no end. You come across no life at all. (3)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 56/66 (85%)
Maturity: 100%
Current Size: 8.5cm

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
Heading into the canyon, you are one of the leaders of the band of two dozen siblings. You find a patch of seaweed first, although the fading light makes it harder. Being skittish, your other siblings are concerned about getting too close, and the darkness adds an edge of unease. This means you have your patch all to yourself, and the seaweed - larger than you - provides ample nutrition with you barely having to move. However, it becomes very dark, as night falls. (6)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 60/48 (125%)
Maturity: 35%
Current Size: 8cm

Esoteramalimnus latacorpus

Status: NT
Timespan: R.76 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea
Distribution: Temperate Southern Hemisphere
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 133
Size: 22cm
Predecessor: Hemithateus 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.

Behaviour Sets

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
On a riverbed of a warm river, you hatch out of your capsule, amongst a dozen of your siblings. Taking in your surroundings, it has become fairly dark so it is even harder to see. But you can see, or even more sense with electroreception, the presence of many other Archaiapasaria of varying sizes, each vying for highly competed for food. As you rise to the surface, you snack on a small morsel, but the small amount of food in this river is highly sought after. It becomes almost completely dark as night falls. (3 + 1)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 75%
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.6cm

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

@louix
Almoskulus normacutis (NT)
MANAURAI SEA, TEMPERATE SHALLOW SEA
In the reduced light of dusk over a cool, wintry sea, specks of marine snow reach your position on the seabed, a fair way away from the surface. This microbial dust is not very nutritious, but it is capable of sustaining your small and relatively simple body whilst you simply sit and filter. This method of stationary filtering saves you energy. Around you there is little activity, except for your siblings mindlessly fanning out across the floor. It then becomes even darker, as night falls. (4)
Status
Health: Healthy
Fitness: 0.45/0.6 (75%)
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.12cm

Almoskulus normacutis

Status: NT
Timespan: R.77 - Present
Habitat: Continental Slope (Mid Ocean), Shallow Sea
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere, Temperate and Polar Seas & Continental Slope down to 500m
Niche: Benthic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 11.8
Size: 2.3cm
Predecessor: Almoskulus caecorum
Classification: Almoskulusidae, Squickidea, Membrania
Latest Mutations: Fix Skin
Info: This took over from its predecessor Almoskulus caecorum. It had tougher skin that did not rip so easily, but it is still not particularly tough. It lives in all parts of the ocean where it’s eyes are useful, except for tropical. This means it lives from 500 metres under the surface to the shallowest parts of the seas. It serenely poses on the seafloor, filtering falling marine snow for food.
Description: The tubular body has a fleshy membrane running along the top and underside. Blank, white eyeballs hang off the edge of short, protruding eyestalks that stick out straight to the sides of the head. Chemoreceptors sit by the mouth, as well as a pair of small tentacles, with three gill slits at the back of the head. This fins are short but sturdy and curve underneath the tubular body, which varies between red and transparent. At the front of its nervous system, is a tiny brain. Its mouth has a primitive gut leading straight to the anus. An open circulatory system bathes organs and muscles in hemacoel; this contains anti-freeze proteins to stop bodily fluids from freezing.

Previous Mutations

Muscles, Fleshy Membrane (along back and underside), Chemoreceptors, Basic Instincts, Three Gill Slits, Yellow Pigmentation (L), 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, Eyes, Fins, Weak Skin (L)