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|Armored Slug; Lucivermia's replacement|
|Topic Started: Sep 30 2010, 10:34 PM (512 Views)|
|The Dodo||Sep 30 2010, 10:34 PM Post #1|
Name: Armored slugs
After the complete extinction of Lucivermia during the Devonian species of trilobites took their place as detrivores in benthic habitats.
They are heavily armored, many having spikes on their backs to defend themselves from predators. Their evolution started earlier on then the Devonian mass extinction as Lucivermia were dying off, though they didn't really kick off until the Carboniferous.
They are slow moving and eat organic matter they find on the ocean floor, usually they are similar colour to the ocean floor for camouflage.
During breeding time they gather in large numbers and mate, their eggs are laid in mass numbers buried under the sand. While most don't make it to adult hood their large numbers ensure at least some will survive.
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