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A new phyllum by Hyrotrioskjan A new phyllum by Hyrotrioskjan
Ah, finally I found my watercolors and brushes!

The Meniribrachia are a (relative) new discovered phyllum of silvanian organisms. Most of them live in the endless dark of the abyssal plains but a few are also known from near the surface (but only very small species). These simple but rich in form lifeforms slide over the seabed and feed mostly on organic and anorganic particles and microbs, some of the bigger species, like the Mammoth Mentiribrachid, are also predators and consume much smaller relatives but also carrion.

General bauplan:
green: digestion tract
blue: nerve system 
red: circulatory system


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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
So how convergent are these critters to echinoderms?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
They have a similar ecological niche but in most other areas they are very different
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inkdoodler Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Which way is in and out on the digestive tract? The sides with multiple openings or the single opening? Why the multiple openings?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
The multiple openings are the exit, the animal stores waste products and CO2 in small hard globule. It takes time to press them so they animal needs multiple openings to have no constipation.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The largest ones remind me of starfish. But I really like the designs :).
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D :bow:
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
They seem to cover the ecological gambit that is seen in echinoderms (predators, carrion-feeders, detritivores, and grazing herbivores.

Now, when you say "anorganic" and "onogranic" what do you mean? I'm not familiar with those words, I'm afraid. :(

Lastly, I'm a bit puzzled: In the bauplan, your you showing that these animals have dual mouths and numerous anal pores?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Argh! These typos will kill me one day CURSE YOU! 

I meant organic and anorganic (or inorganic would be more correctly I think). Organic materials are produced by living things (wood, bones, flesh) while anorganic materials not (stone, air, water)
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wonder why one of  Auribrachium Asymmetrica's tendrils is bigger than the others?
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