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Sluker by ArgentDandelion Sluker by ArgentDandelion
This for :iconfrom-worlds-unknown:'s contest. (I did not see the date it was posted when I made this)

The Sluker is a bright-orange, sluglike or amoeba-like predatory creature. It eats crab-flea-like grazers, which dwell inside certain large rocks in this subterranean world in order to eat autotrophic, pseudo-bacterial "grass" inside.

The Sluker sequesters the minerals of its diet into small, flaky, pebbly nodes on its body. These make it unpalatable (to an extent) to bigger creatures, but they may also prevent it from slithering inside small cracks to pursue its prey.

Its teeth, which rim a bright green, circular hole on its anterior end, are of similar composition to its dorsal nodes. The Sluker uses its teeth to pierce the exoskeletons of its prey.

Once the exoskeleton is pierced, it plunges its anterior end into the wound, scraping off flesh and slurping hemolymph. Part of its body covers its prey to lessen its chance of escape.
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HybridYuki Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting creature :3
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ArgentDandelion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you.
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