Coastal Jello-Fish

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A group of Darting Jello-Fish would adapt to the pressures brought by the local Bruhs, they would develop further adaptations for fast locomotion. This would eventually have them diverge into a unique taxon that would do something special for Jello-Fishes, re-entering the sea. The Coastal Jello-Fish retains many anatomical traits from their ancestor, such as a circulatory system of hemooranganin to help support their multicellular bodies with the circulatory system still surrounding the digestive system. This species still also uses their radiation to provide them a small amount of energy and to 'zap' small microbial prey to then consume or at predators to drive them away. If they consume microbes or feed on relatively soft organisms, they end up inside their blind gut which will then extract as much nutrients as they can before they vomit out the waste products in a pellet. The main differences are all related to speed and maneuverability, as the dorsal fin has become much taller. The Coastal Jello-Fish has also developed a dorsal ridge behind the fin to help them with stability, with the pectoral fins also having become stiffer to aid with steering. Meanwhile the tail fin has become larger to help them apply a more directed force and thus help them with acceleration. With all these adaptations, the Coastal Jello-Fish is one of the most maneuverable members of its whole lineage when it evolved in the river systems of Dingus. The Coastal Jello-Fish stands out from its close relatives in that it no longer just inhabits the river systems of Dingus, having also colonized the warm coastal waters of Dingus. Their decent size and high maneuverability allowed them to make a good living in the ocean as they can easily catch plankton or eat soft flora-like organisms while avoiding the local predators such as soopyfauna.

When it comes to breeding, the Coastal Jello-Fish 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 Jello-Fish. One difference is this species will only breed in the river systems of Dingus, so the species always returns to them even if they normal spend their time in the coastal waters around the continent.