Checkered Mashatee

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Overtime, some populations of Pulpmouth began to move out of the river systems of Dingus and feed upon the large amounts of poop flora growing in the oceans around them. To adapt to such a lifestyle, they underwent some minor anatomical changes and a gigantic change in size (literally). This would result in the evolution of the Checkered Mashatee, by far the largest species of jellofish and one of the largest non-Radrake radfauna to have evolved up to this point. The skin has become thick enough that the circulatory system of hemooranganin which still helps support their multicellular bodies is no longer visible unless you were to cut one open. This means the Checkered Mashatee can take cuts and scrapes from the food it eats scratching its skin while feeding. This is due to their two beak-like teeth having become enormous and being powered by even bigger muscles, allowing the Checkered Mashatee to pulverize anything it consumes into a fine paste that can then be ingested into their blind gut.

Because many of the things the Checkered Mashatee eats consist of tough, woody vegetation or organisms that could be compared to living rocks in composition; the Checkered Mashatee's gut had to become extremely large which then required the Checkered Mashatee to become bigger to support said gut. This, combined with the benefits of it being too large for most of the local predators to tackle, explains why the Checkered Mashatee has become so massive for its kind. The calcium carbonate armor embedded within their skin is still highly abundant and much larger to dissuade the few predators that would try to attack it, such as a Walrad. If this does not work, then its beaky mouth can act as a potent weapon, capable of severely damaging anything that tries to attack it at a moment's notice. Any waste products will still be vomited up by the Checkered Mashatee in the form of a pellet, which are particularly large and tough due to how much woody and rocky material it ends up ingesting as it grazes.

Relying so heavily upon grazing, the Checkered Mashatee has actually lost the ability to utilize radiation for energy, though it still has an immunity to radiation due to its ancestry.

When it comes to breeding, the Checkered Mashatee has not changed much from their ancestor, as they release "gametes" into the water. When they encounter those of another individual, the two "gametes" then fuse together and then split into two developing youngsters. The main differences are in what happens before and after they breed, since adult Checkered Mashatees only live in oceanic water for the most part but will swim into the brackish water systems at the very edge of the Dingus Watershed. The youngsters that are formed from their gametes will then stay in the river systems in Dingus Beach for several years, grazing on the local flora while being relatively too large for even the largest Bruhemoths to tackle after about a year of growth (though they still try). After a while, the young Checkered Mashatees will leave the Dingus Beach area and head out into the ocean to graze alongside the adults.