Googly-Eyed Jello-Fish

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As Bruhs would become even more formidable in the waterways of Dingus, one group of Darting Jello-Fish would become nocturnal. To do this, they would developed some of the most advanced eyes of any Jello-Fish thus far. Among a few other small changes in their anatomy, these populations would diverge into a new taxon. The Googly-Eyed Jello-Fish looks very much like its ancestor at first glance, retaining a dorsal fin to help make sharp turns and 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 algal mats, 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 pellet also contains trace amounts of lead, since that is where the lead goes after they consume Dingus Radiomolds. Consuming plankton and feeding on algal mats make up the majority of their energy requirements, with only a small amount of energy coming from their catastrophic metabolisms. The tail fin has become larger to help with acceleration but has otherwise remained relatively the same, with the short central structure helping to create a distinct fin shape to apply a more direct force. This adaptation still helps the Googly-Eyed Jello-Fish use speed to escape potential predators.

The main difference is how the species is nocturnal, with the relatively simple eye of their ancestor becoming much more derived to take in more visual information to help them navigate in the darkness. This helps give them an advantage over the local Bruhs who have relatively simple photoreceptors. While to a random observer these eyes may look goofy, they prove to be a vital adaptation that gives them a competitive advantage in terms of avoiding predators.

When it comes to breeding, the Googly-Eyed 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.