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Utertitan by Hyrotrioskjan Utertitan by Hyrotrioskjan
Should I censor this picture?
Nah, it's just nature.

Well, you may wish to ask what you are looking at in the moment. But the answer is difficult. It's the first picture of an new series with non-pseudoathropodic animals from Silvanus and we begin with an animal which stands near the ancestors of the silvanian vertebrates. Utertitan is a inhabitant of the tidal zone and shallow waters. Like the local vertebrates it has a pair of flippers for the locomotion but in the case of Utertitan they are only functional during its youth. With an age of two years they run aground at a beach beside others of their kind. The flippers become wider and more symmertric, the mouth shorter and flatter until the animal can stand on it perfectly.
As juveniles the beasts filter their food out of the water with their gills and intestine, as adults they do it also but now stationary and they use only a part of the nutrients. The rest is for the plants which grow now on the skin of the Utertitan and supply it with glucose. The filtered water runs down the sides of the animal.
Because the adult form of this can't run or swim away and have no armor, it needs a defense weapon against land based predators so it uses its elongated intestine like a wtwer cannon.
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Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Wait, wait, wait- hold the phone. There's vertebrates on Silvanus? Can't wait to see what some of the more bizarre of them look like. Also, what did you think of the first part of my essay on magic in my world?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah thanks for reminding me, I have read it allready but haven't the time to comment it :thumbsup:
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Dinossword Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Snooping as usual I see
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Silvanus' morphological and phylogenetic equivalent of a tunicate :p Awesome work, sir :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
:nod: =D Thanks =)
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
if the adult form in stationary, how do they reproduce? asexual?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
~Evanape is near the truth.
Every year during 1 or two days, at a high flood the Utertitan produce a cloud of reproductive cells which it gives into the water, at males it look yellow at females blue. With the ebb the embryos are drawn into deeper water where they begin to develope. Only 2% of this 1 mm large liveforms suvive their youth. To avoid incest no juvenile run aground at a beach which smells like it's parents.
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Releasing spores and/or pollinating others is always an option, IMO :XD: (talking from a technical viewpoint, since I'm not the creator of this creature)
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