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Puff-Tor
Puff-Tor Concept
General Information
Universe The Maw
Species Type Sandworm
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Prey Opportunistic
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Organization Solitary
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Lophotrochozoa
Phylum Annelida (Segmented Worms)
Class Clitellata (Annelids with a clitellum)
Subclass Oligochaeta
Infraclass Gnathotrichia ("Jawed Tether"; jawed oligochaetes) (Somarinoa, 2019)
Superorder Zandivermes (Sandworms) (Somarinoa, 2019)
Order Trignathos ("Three Jaws"; Sandworms with three jaws) (Somarinoa, 2019)
Other Information
Status Least Concern

The Puff-Tors are an extraordinary species of burrowing worm-like organisms who have developed a novel method of attack: by filling their bodies with warm air, they can float relatively high above the planetary surface. This allows them to keep a bird's eye view out for potential prey. Once they spot a tasty morsel, they suddenly will deflate and drop onto the organism, diving back under the ground in the process, only to rapidly burrow back up to the surface moments later to again inflate themselves.

Background historyEdit

Their method of attack procedure allows them to attack from unexpected directions (assuming one doesn't just look up) and after attempts to catch Puff-Tors by the sport-fishing community led to grisly deaths of many members, their presence has been outlawed by the Galactic Council.

Their behavior also made it difficult for their own predators, specifically Frank the Teltarian's Maw to consume it. Frank strategized by using rocks so that when the Puff-Tors were trying to consume their own natural prey, they would then slam into the rock and knock themselves unconscious, allowing the Maw to consume it.

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