Clipping Pigsh

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The proliferation of poralps in the seas would inevitably attract organisms seeking to benefit from their presence, as where there are dense poralp groves, there's ample nutrients. The Pig Fish is among those organisms attracted by these this lush brownery, spawning the Clipping Pigsh.

The most notable adaptation of the Clipping Pigsh is its set of trimming keratin teeth - fine-tuned for nipping off the blades of its fare. Ingested blades are sent into a muscular esophagus and then into a long stomach where the Clipping Pigsh’s meal is digested; after travelling through the intestines, the remains are plopped out of an anus between the medial fins and rear legs.

Other adaptations include a languid mode of swimming utilizing the medial fins, although that shifts into a more rapid, tail-assisted mode of swimming should a predator be within sights (such as a Clamping Pigsh). Keen eyes, equipped with color vision and flexible on their turrets, allow the Clipping Pigsh to scan the environment for predators and feeding areas alike.

Although otherwise lightly gregarious fauna, two Clipping Pigsh can meet close enough to initiate mating behaviors. Utilizing its legs as claspers, a pigsh can hold onto its partner. Stimulated by the top partner’s rear legs, the bottom pigsh expels clouds of gametes for the top’s gametes to sweep through. Keep in mind that Clipping Pigsh gonads are evertible, so a single individual pigsh can alternate from being a top to a bottom with each mating session. Once acquired gametes conjugate with native gametes, the fertilized pigsh sends out a payload of sticky eggs onto a poralp blade.