The Feven Torticila is one of those sea animals that lives in water, at the bottom of the ocean. This picture, shot with a black and white filter, shows the unique traits that make it such an intriguing specimen. The means of propelling itself in the water are not seen, apparently under the hard shell. The shell allows it to camouflage with the rock and pebbles as a means of defense. It feeds on the plant life along the ocean bottom. The symmetrical design of its shell indicates the age, the more symmetrical, the older it is. The shell design changes as the Feven Torticila grows older, becoming darker and more ornate in character. Its natural enemy is the Preyfish, seen below.
The Preyfish hunt the Torticila for the soft and plump body protected by its shell. The distinctive hairs and design of the head mark the preyfish for easy recognition. Note the hairs protruding from its sides. The darker hairs contain living spores that attaches itself to an organism and spreads. As it grows, it gradually closes the pores that are needed for oxygen. As such, all manner of sea life avoid the Preyfish lest they too become prey. The Preyfish itself is immune to the spores.
One of the strangest animals on Feven is the Thermostic Feverosa, better known as the Sehorsefly.
The Sehorsefly is a shallow water marine animal that reaches a size of 30 centimeters and a maximum weight of three kilograms. It has characteristic wings that allow it to fly out of the water for short periods of time, up to five minutes. When the Sehorsefly is in the water, where it spends most of its life, the wings retract close to the body, so that its movement in the water is not hindered by its wings. The tail region is used mainly for protection against predators. The tail acts as a whip to help fend off those trying to make a meal out of the Sehorsefly.
Small membranes on the front part of the nose allow the Sehorsefly to breathe in and out of the water. In water, these membranes act as filters, capturing oxygen molecules which are then circulated through the blood system. Out of the water, the respiratory system works similar to the human body. Oxygen is taken in through the nasal membranes where it goes to a structure similar to the lung, so that the oxygen may be carried through the blood system.
The Sehorsefly is a relatively small creature that feeds mainly on algae and other vegetation. Although it reaches a maximum weight of three kilograms, it does have a large appetite for sea plants. One of its favorites is the Thermador plant.
There are two reproductive times for the Sehorsefly, early in spring and late in the fall. These animals produce litters with up to 200 offspring that will fully mature within about six months. The total lifespan of these organisms is about 20 months.
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