Path of the Wild (Forum Game)


(Uncertain Agent) #707

Action: Feed off of some local vegetation.


(Immortal Dragon) #708

Thanks for the new round Stealth. :grin:

Action: Feed some more.


(Radical Revolutionary) #709

Action find more food


(ፕቿክፕልርረቿ ረዐዪዕ) #710

it would seem I used up all my luck that first round :sweat_smile:
Also thanks for the round stealth
Action: follow the others to food


(Sound) #711

Action: get out of this area and find food


(The Third Duke of Silly) #712

Oh boy

  1. Try to fix the whole limb situation
  2. Fins behind the limbs
  3. Stronger/tougher jaw

#713

Good, let our genes go forward and become better species

Action: Go towards the marine snow, but keep the lighspots at a minimum to not attract predators


(Ṁ̴͙͔͒u̴͐͛̓͠ͅś̴̛̮̰̖̑͆͠i̵͚̤̥̝̬̎͋̊c̸̨̛̦̱̯̽̋͛̍ M̴a̸͙̬̐͌̈̄͌ń̸̯̉̃̌̕ ) #714

Action: Look for food elsewhere


#715

keep looking for prey


(Stealth) #716

POTW

Round 95 - P.1

Chat: https://discord.gg/weGdxFB

~23.75 million years into the Atroxian~
Cinisian Stage
Season: Late Spring (North), Late Autumn (South)
Time of Day: Dusk (West), Morning (East)
Event: No Event

Species: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ramXIxwYwggWj1bVH3zmZT-tlZSbQvW4PUZAEiVWYB8
Biomes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1079__KZqoqQ5PQkA5gr4rMSIGIHx1UN1RwMa__ZNPV8

Detailed Species Stats

Ezta’s Natural History: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JOwzI4ZHorn8nrqEr62v2_uXXlbs7qSCudHc476qLMY

State of the World: Due to the very high amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - there are few plants to soak it up - the average global temperature lies at a very hot 24c. The sea levels are very high. There is advanced ocean acidification in the sea, which brings it closer to neutral and away from basic. Also due to the minimal plant life, the oxygen levels are low. There are two supercontinents, Olympia in the north and Tartarus in the south, each very large with vast expanses of desert in their centres. The climate does not allow for polar environments and there is a large lifeless strip around the equator where the temperatures are just too hot for even tropical life. They are surrounded by the superocean Uteenessa, and in-between lies a comparatively narrow seaway called the Sea of Gaia. Very small moss-like plants exist on land, and create soil where they grow. Long mountain ranges trail across the continents.

For several million years after the increased volcanic activity, aerosols produced by hydrogen sulfides made a haze over the planet, keeping temperatures relatively low. But when it dissipated and the sun shone through, the vast numbers of greenhouse gases causes a huge, catastrophic temperature rise. The tropics expanded and now cover most of the planet; there are no longer polar climates at the poles, which instead has become temperate. This is bad news for many species. Without freezing water at the poles, there is almost no ocean circulation with the deep, and water trapped below the ocean’s surface has become oxygen-poor. The deep ocean species have been hit hardest, with 2/3rds of all Kapnostids made extinct, and the remaining two are both endangered. Other big presences in the deep have disappeared; Thanostoma altium and Codowecoi abyssusverandix suffocated to death. Species that required the poles have suffered greatly; there is no future for Aploskulus which need polar water to produce males. The sea levels have risen drastically by around 200m, flooding relentlessly over the coast, pouring saltwater into brackish and freshwater habitats. Many Icthyotelus have been killed by the event, with only a small number escaping to where brackish water has been relocated. Furthermore, the volumes of carbon dioxide cause ocean acidification and lots of species that use calcium carbonate have been decimated. No stony corals in the upper ocean have survived the mass extinction. The only bilaterate animal that has been directly affected by ocean acidification, is Veroina vadum, the last of its kind. It struggles to form it’s calcium carbonate spines and as such numbers have plummeted. Even tropical species would not call this a success, as the extra heat around the equator has made it inhabitable, even for them.


@RoboTrannic
Thanostoma stalloni (VU)
WEST TARTARUS (Tropical Shallows)
The sea becomes darker as dusk arrives and your vision is poor in this light. However, your electroreception detects something interesting; a young Stellingus, a close relative to you, long and limbless. It is also smaller. The animal is scouring the sandy plains for food but there is none around for it to find, at least that you can tell. It hasn’t noticed you, and you creep forwards. The darkness gives you extra cover, and you are able to get close enough to launch an attack. Your first swing misses, and it starts fleeing. As it rounds a rock on the plain, you go the other way around and catch it out. You sink your canines into it’s body and then swing your tail spikes into it repeatedly until it stops moving. You then feast on your catch while the darkness becomes heavier. As you feed, you start to feel unwell and sense a change in the water. It has become hot and more saline. You must leave. (4)
Status
Maturity: 37% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 11.5cm
Health: Salt Poisoning
Nutrition: 53.4/74.2 (72%)
Stamina: 50%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolic Rate x 1.5

Thanostoma stalloni

Status: VU
Timespan: R.77 - Present
Habitat: Shallow Sea, Ocean Surface
Distribution: Temperate Southern Hemisphere
Niche: Apex Predator
Nutritional Value: 200
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 circulus (NT) - Male
OLIVER RIVER, (Subtropical Desert River)
Under the spring sun, large numbers of phytoplankton start appearing on the surface of the river. You do not need to move much from where you were basking close to the surface, as the river current carries phytoplankton right to you. You feed well, as it becomes dusk and quite dark. However, you start to notice that the water is becoming even hotter, which will increase your metabolism and therefore need for food but it won’t kill you. It becomes even darker as night falls. You can sense many other Archaiapasaria of various sizes, swimming around the river. (4 + 1)
Status
Maturity: 5%
Current Size: 0.6cm (length)
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 3.9/4.3 (90%)
Stamina: 80%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: None

Archaiapasaria circulus

Status: LC
Timespan: R.89 - Present
Habitat: Lake, River
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere Temperate Rivers & Lakes
Niche: Herbivore
Nutritional Value: 78.1
Size: 12.5cm (length)
Predecessor: Archaiapasaria westenrai
Classification: Archaiapasaridae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Closed Circulatory System
Info: This species is a step ahead of its brethren, as it has a closed circulatory system. This is much more efficient and means that it has better stamina - and has a better chance of escaping predators. It feeds on aquatic moss in freshwater of the northern hemisphere.
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 a closed circulatory system.

[details=“Previous Mutations”] Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Three Gill Slits, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Venomous Canines, Cartilage Jaw, Two Swiveling Pinhole Eyes (1 on each side of head), Weak Digestive Herbivorous Enzymes, Square Teeth, Bone Vertebrae, Gizzard, Genders, Freshwater Tolerance, Tail Fins, Fish Shape, Swim Bladder

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@immortaldragon
Icthyotelus sinspica (VU)
OLIVER RIVER DELTA (Subtropical Desert Estuary)
The remaining spring sunlight sparks a massive bloom of phytoplankton, and the surface becomes alive. In your secluded pool off the main delta, you feed on the bounty without competition and filter a lot of phytoplankton. You eat so much that you have now become an adult. However, the changing water is no normal tide. Due to increasing temperatures the sea levels have been rising, and the sea has started to flood into the estuary. You feel the effects of the salt poisoning. There is also the added development of an increasing water temperature, as it starts becoming hot. It is becoming very dark, and you can sense many Icthyotelus fleeing away from the sea and upriver. (6)
Status
Maturity: 100% (Young Adult - 1/8)
Current Size: 7cm
Health: Salt Poisoning
Nutrition: 27.3/27.4 (100%) (+60% left over for growth)
Stamina: 50%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: None

Icthyotelus sinspica

Status: LC
Timespan: R.65 - Present
Habitat: Estuaries
Distribution: Northern Temperate Estuaries
Niche: Pelagic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 27.3
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)
NORTHWESTERN SHELF SEA (Temperate Shallows)
You head along the sandy fields, parallel to the coast, in a vaguely northern direction. The sea now has a pleasant Spring warmth. As you travel, it becomes dusk, and you can see less well. It is only through electroreception that you notice a large Hemithateus resting near some seaweed on the seafloor. You finally stop your journey to investigate this potential prey. It is still moving but looks exhausted, as if it has been on a long journey. Luckily, you have good stamina and are still able to hunt. You move closer, testing it, but it barely responds. You then strike, whipping your spikes into it. Eventually, it is killed and you eat the corpse, now feeling quite tired. You grow even larger than most adults. Despite the darkness of night that has now enclosed, you sense a lot of activity from various creatures bustling about the sea, but none that threaten you. (5)
Status:
Maturity: 100% (Young Adult - 3/8)
Current Size: 20.9cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 126.5/126.5 (100%) (+10% left over for growth)
Stamina: 20%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Depth movement ease increased, Metabolic rate x 1.5, Extra growth +10%

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
Lampsichelus paladarus (EN) - Male
NORTHWEST UTEENESSA OCEAN (Deep Ocean)
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do, when oxygen stops becoming readily available. Alongside millions of other animals, your life is suffocated by the effects of climate change. (4 + 1 = Sadly, the end of your life has resulted in your death. Luckily, your species still goes on. It is a time for rebirth.)
Status
Maturity: 100% (Young Adult - 2/8)
Current Size: 11.5cm
Health: Dead
Nutrition: N/A
Stamina: N/A
Hydration: N/A
Effects: Metabolic rate x 0.5

Lampsichelus paladurus

Status: LC
Timespan: R.91 - Present
Habitat: Mid Ocean, Deep Ocean
Distribution: Non-polar Ocean, Below the thermocline
Niche: Carnivorous Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 73
Size: 11.5cm (length)
Predecessor: Asteridermus mutatiogenus
Classification: Achmachelusidae, Tyrannidea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Intestine = 1, Serrated Teeth = 2, Hanging Lure = 5, Oily Liver = 4
Info: In the darkness of the abyss, Lampsichelus is the most well-lit of all animals, able to put on quite a light show; as well as the numerous bioluminescent spots on its body that act as one, there is a bulb on the end of a barbel protruding from the jaw that also produces light - this is controlled independently of the others, and can be flicked up and down to be more enticing. However, rather than use it to catch prey, the lights for this species are more useful in terms of finding another individual for mating. This is because there is stiff competition for prey, such as Thanostoma altium, and so it is largely restricted to filtering flesh from marine snow. The most significant obstacle to being a predator is that it has lost the teeth in the upper jaw, probably as a result of continual filter-feeding. (The species name means Gummy Joe.) Unlike its predecessors, it can control its own buoyancy now with an oil-filled liver, although it has a shrunken digestive system, making digestion less efficient.
Description: All over the black body tapering to a short, spiked tail are light blue bioluminescent spots, as well as a line of electroreceptors and three gills on each side. The two spikes are venomous. At the front, above the cartilage jawed mouth are olfactory receptors and facing forwards are a pair of cup eyes. The jaw contains very simple, shapeless teeth but only on the lower jaw. A cartilage barbel protrudes out and down from the lower jaw, and has a light blue bioluminescent bulb and a hinging muscle at its base. A pair of oval fins, supported by rays of cartilage are attached vertically just behind the gills and there is a fatty hump on the back. Inside, the organs are bathed in hemacoel by an open circulatory system. All the muscles contin a vacuoles. It’s digestive system is proportionately very small and narrow, which consists of the stomach and gut. There is also a liver, which is filled with oils. The body has cartilage vertebrae running down the back and is controlled by two nerve cords and a rung of nerves. The tiny brain in the head controls this.

Previous Mutations

Extra-Efficient Muscles, Electroreceptors, Open Circulatory System, Tail, Three Gill Slits, Cartilage Vertebrae, Digestive Carnivorous Bacteria, Two Poisonous Spikes on Tail, Dentine Teeth, Cup Eyes, Jaw, Fins (two vertical near head), Hump, Bioluminescent Lights, Olfaction, Temperate and Tropical Tolerance, Bioluminescence Control, Genders, Oily Liver


(Stealth) #717

R.95 - P.2

@Biologicah
Xirnikrozz uysaisiroai (NT)
SOUTHERN TARTARUS (Temperate Shallows)
You hatch into cool water. The light is dim because it is dusk, but when you look upwards, you can make out the blurry shape of a large adult Xirnikrozz, hovering above the eggs. It does not seem to be intending to act aggressively to you. There are dark clouds and rain, and the surface is swilling around a fair amount. Around you, the 80 odd siblings that you have are all hatching out around you, and slowly dispersing across the shallows sandy plains. The dim light is no hindrance and you can see almost as well as you can in daylight. The immediate area around you appears to be devoid of any animals but yourselves and the large adult but further away, you can make out many blurry shapes swimming around the surface. (5)
Status
Maturity: 5% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 1.6cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 8.6/10.8 (80%)
Stamina: 100%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: None

Xirnikrozz uysaisiroai

Status: NT
Timespan: R.95 - Present
Habitat: Temperate Shallows, Temperate Open Ocean
Distribution: Southern Uteenessa
Niche: Apex Predator
Size: 31cm
Predecessor: Peregapodus zaxzirkrnk
Classification: Peragapodusae, Makouridea, Caudaria
Latest Mutations: Limbs = 2, Fins behind limbs = 5, Stronger Jaw = 4
Info: Bursting out of the gloom, this would be the last thing most prey would see. It feeds on other large predators, because only these will sustain it. is an apex predator, and caused one of the previous apex predators to go extinct by the coast; it was faster than them - specifically great acceleration-, with four paddles and it also had a stronger bite, that means it can chew through quite hard materials, like cartilage, and access extra nutrients. Xirnikrozz uysaisiroai, common name “Kroxinkarouyaisiroai” rules the southern temperate seas, and can even hunt almost as effectively at night. Also, it’s extensive hunting forced Esoteralimnus into extinction.
Description: This species has a long, blue body that tapers into a whip-like tail, armed with two toxic spikes. It’s jaw is made of cartilage and it has tough muscles and lumpy teeth here. On each side of the head is a pinhole eye, that is able to swivel slightly. Behind the retina is a layer of cells containing reflective crystals called a choroidal tapetum cellulosum. Along the side of the body, are three gill slits near the front, and line of electroreceptors. There are four paddle-like limbs of flesh, cartilage and muscle. Inside, they have a gut with a stomach containing carnivorous digestive enzymes, and connected to the gut is a swim bladder. It’s brain is not quite as small as most other contemporary species. Finally, supporting the entire body is a spine of cartilage vertebrae.

Behaviour Traits
  1. Be vigilant.
  2. Do not eat own species.
  3. Remain near to capsules after they are laid.
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, Swim Bladder, Stub Limbs

@svrangite
Thalakelphus asperacuta (NT)
SOUTHWESTERN UTEENESSA OCEAN (Temperate Deep Ocean)
Floating rather aimlessly through the dark, you happen to come across some food, and filter it in. The deep ocean continues to be lonely. (4)
Status
Maturity: 15% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 1.3cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 8.5/8.5 (100%) (+10% left over for growth)
Stamina: 65%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolic rate x 0.5

Thalakelphus asperacuta

Status: NT
Timespan: R.84 - Present
Habitat: Mid Ocean
Distribution: Under Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean, Below the thermocline - 800m below sea level
Niche: Pelagic Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 58.7
Size: 8.5cm
Predecessor: Thalakelphus svrangitensi
Classification: Zestoskulusidae, Kardiaskulusidea, Kardiarchia
Latest Mutations: Pigmentation = 3, Poison Glands = 6, Lower Metabolic Rate = 4
Info: The deep ocean life of this species means that fast movement is not something that is often needed; other animals are met rarely. It has sacrificed speed so that its body will require less food, by lowering its metabolic rate. Therefore, it is slow, but needs to consume less of the scarce food. If it does get the attention of a predator it can defend itself, as fleeing may no longer work, with bumpy poison glands along the tentacles. The colourless, mucus-like poison can be secreted at will by the animal and cause pain and death in the attacker. However, like its predecessor, it still only lives in the narrow band of ocean between the bottom of the thermocline and 800m below the surface.
Description: It has a smooth, straight shell made of calcium carbonate with several medium-length tentacles sticking out the front covered in poison glands. 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, Hyponome, Shell, Hearing

@jellyfishmon
Aploskulus aploskulus (CR-) - Male
NORTH UTEENESSA (Temperate Deep Ocean)
You follow the chemical trail of some of your siblings, hoping that it will somehow lead to food. As you crawl over the ooze of the abyssal plain, you feel the water temperature increase to cold. After a while of following your siblings, you still have not found food and you have discovered no discernible features on this area of the abyssal plain. Your siblings continue to split up, each going their own way. (3)
Status
Maturity: 5% (Hatchling)
Current Size: 0.3cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 1.1/1.4 (10%)
Stamina: 75%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolic rate x 0.25

Aploskulus aploskulus

Status: EN
Timespan: R.92 - Present
Habitat_: Deep Ocean, Continental Slope (Mid Ocean)
Distribution: Below Temperate and Tropical Uteenessa Ocean, Below 500m
Niche: Carnivorous Filter-Feeder
Nutritional Value: 28.8
Size: 6cm
Predecessor: Codowecoi abyssusverandix
Classification: Aploskulusidae, Codowecoidea, Aquamusculidia
Latest Mutations: Genders = 1, Mandibles = 2, Corpse Chemical = 3
Info: The population of this species is very small because the gender determination method that decides whether an embryo will be a male or female produces very few males, leading to a lack in breeding. This method is done by temperature; the cold temperatures found at the bottom of the ocean produce females, whilst males are only produced in the freezing temperatures of the poles. They must move far just to be lucky enough to find a member of the alternate gender. It is also no longer a predator because it has lost its beak, its sole killing tool. It now simply filters for flesh from marine snow that has fallen to the ocean floor.
Description: It has a blue, cylindrical body supported by a hydrostatic skeleton composed of strong, longitudinal muscles. At the front, there is a proboscis with chemoreceptors and three upwards-facing cup eyes. A muscular siphon at the rear propels out water. Inside their body, they have a simple gut leading to an anus, a stomach containing digestive carnivorous bacteria, a nerve network and small bunch of ganglia, and an open circulatory system filled with blue-green hemacoel. Anti-freeze proteins flow through the hemacoel.

Previous Mutations

Bitter Chemicals, Chemoreceptors, Proboscis, Hydrostatic Muscle Fins (2 vertical near centre of body) (L), Sharp Beak, Digestive Carnivorous Enzymes, Bigger, Blue Pigmentation, Open Circulatory System, Glittery Scales (L), Anti-Freeze Proteins, Hyponome, Cup Eyes, Hydrostatic Skeleton, Improve Chemoreceptors, Bigger

@PositiveTower
Almsoskulus normacuta (LC) - Male
A SOUTH UTEENESSA ISLAND SHELF (Temperate Shallows)
A large storm has gathered overhead, the dark clouds just distinguishable silhouetted by the moonlight. Wind and rain lash at the surface of the muddy water, and you are jerked around a bit by the force. Overall, however, you are content to let it move you around slightly, as the wind and waves draw up extra sediments from the ground, and these you are able to filter for food. There is a lot to eat and you feed so well that you have reached maturity. You are now ready to reproduce. The greasy layer of ice that had started to form has been melted by the influx of warmer, but still cool water. You are surrounded by countless other Almoskulus [including Louix] in the shallows, and other filter-feeders brave the turbulent surface but you sense no predators. It is becoming night. (5 + 1)
Status
Maturity: 100% (Young Adult - 1/8)
Current Size: 2.3cm
Health: Healthy
Nutrition: 11.4/11.4 (100%) (+60% left over for growth)
Stamina: 80%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolic rate x 0.25

"Almoskulus normacuta

Status: LC
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: 11.4
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)

@louix
Almoskulus normacuta (LC)
A SOUTH UTEENESSA ISLAND SHELF (Temperate Shallows)
A large storm has gathered overhead, the dark clouds just distinguishable silhouetted by the moonlight. Wind and rain lash at the surface of the muddy water, and you are jerked around a bit by the force. Overall, however, you are content to let it move you around slightly, as the wind and waves draw up extra sediments from the ground, and these you are able to filter for food. However, before you can do so, you are caught up in the crest of the wave. It arcs over the beach and drops you out on the pebbles. You are hit by the heavy rain. Fortunately, the next wave rushes into you, and then carries you safely back into the sea. One of your fins was broken by the incident. The greasy layer of ice that had started to form has been melted by the influx of warmer, but still cool water. You are surrounded by countless other Almoskulus [including PositiveTower] in the shallows, and other filter-feeders brave the turbulent surface but you sense no predators. It is becoming night. (1 + 1)
Status
Maturity: 65% (Juvenile)
Current Size: 1.5cm
Health: Broken fin
Nutrition: 6.7/7.4 (90%)
Stamina: 90%
Hydration: 100%
Effects: Metabolic rate x 0.25

"Almoskulus normacuta

Status: LC
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: 11.4
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)


(The Third Duke of Silly) #718

Action: Start looking for food


(Sound) #719

Ty for the round :slight_smile: Action: Find a mate! (Maybe I’ll have better luck this time?)


(Immortal Dragon) #720

Thanks for the new round Stealth. :grin:

Action: Swim upriver with the rest of my species.


(Radical Revolutionary) #721

Action:Find the other half(mate)


(Ṁ̴͙͔͒u̴͐͛̓͠ͅś̴̛̮̰̖̑͆͠i̵͚̤̥̝̬̎͋̊c̸̨̛̦̱̯̽̋͛̍ M̴a̸͙̬̐͌̈̄͌ń̸̯̉̃̌̕ ) #722

Action: Continue drifting and eating


(Stealth) #723

If you are successful, would you like to evolve or just reproduce and get a bonus?


#724

Ah hell, there goes my evolution bonus.
Action: Be born


(Uncertain Agent) #725

Action: Stay still and keep eating food as it comes to me.


(Radical Revolutionary) #726

Error detected or do i actually have gender in the game