Riverine Shunk

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When some whay ells entered the waterways of Dingus, they were presented with an opportunity to diversify since a lot of potential prey existed and competition was limited to one species of Bruh. This led to them giving rise to a new taxon known as the Riverine Shunk, which became the first multicellular large predator in the Dingus waterways.

The body of the Riverine Shunk has become much more slender and elongated, with the hind pair of fins acting like a tail fluke that is beat up and down. The fore-flippers help with steering and have become shorter but wider to help with such a purpose although the flippers are capable of beating back and forth for an extra burst of speed if it is necessary. The strings of cartilage in their ancestors' tissues had become more organized and clustered in the Riverine Shunk, forming a more defined pseudoskeleton which acts as attachment points for powerful muscles. This includes a more muscular mouth with a proper jaw, which helps the Riverine Shunk suck in prey about a third its size. On the jaw itself, the Riverine Shunk has developed a row of sharp teeth made of calcium phosphate, which helps them with consuming prey and to prevent small food from escaping. The gills still have a large surface area to extract as much oxygen from the water which is then distributed throughout their body by their green sappy blood. The pinhole eyes of the Riverine Shunk are larger, closer together, and face forward to help them obtain more info of the prey in front of them. This is due to how they ambush predators of smaller game, which allows them to avoid competition from the Bruhemoth although the giant bruh will also prey upon them from time to time.

When the Riverine Shunk buds, they only produce one well developed offspring at a time, so they had a head start in making a living since a high number of small babies would likely fall prey to things such as the several kinds of predatory bruhs that inhabit the river system.