Lignum snip

snipet

Size

Our animal is around 32 cm wide by 85 cm long. Height of the animal is 900cm

Food

The darpet eats giant clams and tube worms for their food chain. The darpet is a secondary consumer.

Catch food and water

It has gills and medium sized sharp teeth to catch its prey and have fast darting ability to catch food faster. The snipet uses tentacles by moving them back and forth to make go faster so its able to dart back and forth. The claws on the end of the tentacles help the snipet catch and kill food.

Food chain

Bacteria (primary producer) -------> Giant clams (Primary consumer) -------> Snipet (Secondary consumer) --------> Frilled shark (Tertiary consumer)

Keeping warm/cold

If it gets to far from the hydrothermal vent it will freeze, but if it gets to close it will burn so it has to stay in the middle. The snipets skin is sensible to cold and hot. Meaning if its getting to close to the cold its skin can sense it and same with the hot. For cold it goes into a dark hole. For warm it covers itself with sand.

Shelter

It stays between the volcanoes and the cold. Also it buries itself in sand to hide or take shelter. It has sensors from its skin that can tell when its getting an area that is to hot or to cold.

Protect and defend from attackers

For protection they hide themselves under the sand and to defend itself it strikes predators with their sharp teeth. The snipet also has an ink sack that they can use against attackers by shooting the ink out at them. They also have sharp claw to hurt attackers with to get them to go away.

Protect and defend the young from attackers

It protect them by covering them with sand and to defend they strike attackers with sharp teeth. Also they dart back and forth to startle the attackers so they can't find the young. When they see predators come around they will immediately hide their young underneath the sand and make sure there covered. If after that if the predator doesn't go away the snipet will strike or attack the predator with its sharp claws and teeth.

MLA

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