Chambered Urchip
Chambered Urchip
General Information
Universe Sagan 4
Classification Pseudopeloris scellofloten
Species Type Floating Urchip
Homeworld Sagan IV
Environment Glicker Reef, Wright Reef
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual: 2 Genders
Eggs attached to inside of shell along flanges
Average Length 15cm
Locomotion Crawling along shrubites
Floating between shrubites
Feeding Behavior Herbivore
Prey Crystal Shrubite
Lineage Information
Ancestor(s) Shelled Urchip
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Sagan IV
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Mancerxa
Phylum Konydonta
Class Coelocombibodonta
Order Echinodermima
Family Camarostracidae
Genus Pseudopeloris
Species scellofloten
Other Information
Status Extinct
Creator Somarinoa

The chambered urchip have split from their ancestors, the shelled urchip. Although their ancestors had lost their ability to swim, the chambered urchip have regained the ability by creating hollow chambers within their shell, which can be filled with gas to allow for buoyancy. At the same time, the shell has become larger and the various segments of it have fused together, to make it stronger despite these hollows.

This new chambered shell allows them to float between the various crystal shrubite, however they have to be moved by the currents to take full advantage of this ability, as they have no way to swim otherwise. To compensate for this new ability, their eyes have strengthened, in order to see distant shrubites.

The entrance to their shell has two small flanges, which evolved specifically to help protect their eggs from predation. In a show of sexual dimorphism, two of the female's tentacles have once again become lengthened, in order to place the eggs into the flanges for safe keeping, where they are kept safe until the eggs hatch, at which time the young chambered urchips leave their mothers to fend for themselves.

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