Spitegut Snamfgus

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While the spitegut snamfgus is not too behaviorally or physically different from its ancestor, it is very distinct due to its niche. With the rise of highly spiteful flora on Kamm, it was only a matter until something made use of them.

As its name would imply, the most important biological difference in this species from its ancestor is its gut. Housing ludicrous amounts of The Bruh Within cells, enough to make the lining of its intestine pale green, the spitegut snamfgus is able to feed on even the most spiteful of spiteflora. It happily crunches away at the dark green stands of spiteweeds, with most of the spite being completely broken down in its gut and the small remainder being used to effectively envenomate its deadly spines. Being so full of spiteful quills, the spitegut snamfgus is difficult for predators to tackle.

While the spitegut is good enough at digesting flora to absorb most of a given plant’s nutrition, something interesting happens when a spitegut eats a calcispyte. The outer portion of the calcispyte is often completely dissolved, but the remaining “marrow” inside of the calcium carbonate skeleton sometimes remains intact. Due to their unique efficiency at prolific vegetative growth, even this small amount of living tissue is able to grow into a new individual again. This means that the spitegut snamfgus effectively helps distribute calcispytes, even inadvertently fertilizing them with its dung. This may end up inadvertently selecting for more visibility and nutrition in the calcispyte so that it can be more easily seen and distributed.

Fittingly enough, the spitegut’s quills are a pale green and its skin is azure, making it resemble a patch of spiteflora surrounded by nommosses to the untrained eye.