Jetswimmer

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Jetswimmer
(Velonauta aquarius)

24/?, unknown cause
Creator Nergali Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
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Species
Eukaryota
Trinucleata
Maciotrinucleozoa
Siphonopneumata
Phagotremata
Hydrosagittae
Masonichthidae
Velonauta
Velonauta aquarius
Epoch/Generation 1/142
Habitat Mason Polar Sea, Penumbra Polar River, Penumbra Bog, Negative Polar River, Negative Bog, Putspooza Polar River, Putspooza Bog
Size 2 cm Long
Support Unknown
Diet Filter-Feeder (Ocean Gildling, Polar Gildron, Gildestia, Floating Gildron, Striated Gildron, Filtering Gildron, Hexskimmer eggs), Detritivore
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual, Eggs



Splitting from its ancestor, the jetswimmer has taken to a life as a free-living filter-feeder. Passing water through its gut and shooting it out of its anus in rapid controlled bursts, its jets through the water, allowing it to out swim darters. Seeing as it would starve if its food was squirted out as it swims, it possesses a secondary gut system where food is sent after getting caught in a feathery filtering system in its throat, allowing water to pass on to the primary gut. The limbs have atrophied into stabilizers, though they are capable of limited movement, which in turn allows them to float in space. While very quick, they are not very agile compared to other swimming species.


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