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Aboogala
Aboogala
General Information
Universe Neopets
Classification Aboogala neopia
Species Type Harvestman
Homeworld Neopia
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Omnivorous
Distinctive Features Large eyes
Eye Color Blue
Skin Color Deep red and black
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Neopia
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Opiliones (Harvestmen)
Superfamily Ischyropsalidoidea
Family Ischyropsalididae (Thorn Harvestmen and their relatives)
Subfamily Tetraleptoscelida ("Four slender legs", Four-legged Ischyropsalid harvestmen)
(Somarinoa, 2019)
Infrafamily Hadrops ("Large eyes")
(Tetraleptoscelids with complex eyes)
(Somarinoa, 2019)
Genus Aboogala (Somarinoa, 2019)
Species neopia (Somarinoa, 2019)
Other Information
Status Vulnerable
Creator Viacom, Knowledge Adventure

Aboogalas are a species of harvestman indigenous to Neopia. They are sometimes seen as the pets of pets of Neopets, which are collectively referred to as Petpetpets. They are known for being quite agile and their ability to climb almost anywhere.

PhysiologyEdit

Like other harvestman species, Aboogalas possess exceptionally long, thin legs relative to their body size. The body is segmented but appears at a cursory glance to be a single oval structure. They lack venom and silk glands, as is general of the order. They breathe through a trachea as they do not possess book lungs by utilizing spiracles that the base of their hindlegs and on the abdomen. No study has been done to detemine how active they are, which would lead to their being potentially more spiracles on the tibia.

However, they do have their own evolutionary individuality: Unlike nearly all other species of harvestmen, Aboogalas have developed complex eyes that are able to see images; these face forward on the head just over their mouth, which is unusual for a harvestman whose eyes normally sit atop their head and face sideways. They also have lost two pairs of legs due to their presumably becoming vestigial over time, and this includes their "feeler" legs. This leaves them with only four legs instead of the usual eight. Their stomotheca (feeding apparatus) can presumably swallow chunks of solid food as well as liquidized sustenance, although this apparatus is not immediately visible to the casual observer.

There is no evidence of parthenogenesis in the species, and the rarity of the creatures seems to anecdotally support this hypothesis.

Dietary habitsEdit

Although their natural dietary habits have not been recorded by science, domesticated individuals show that they are at least herbivorous, and more than likely are omnivorous, as with some other species of harvestmen have been known to be. Domesticated Aboogala are known to consume small cherry-flavored candy, indicating that they may feed on cherries in the wild.

EtymologyEdit

The Aboogala's name may be a pun on the Arugala, a type of plant.

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