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Planet Adam - Cherimorfazor by Tapejara Planet Adam - Cherimorfazor by Tapejara
Cherimorfazors [Mouth Hands] (Cherimorfs for short) are football sized aquatic creatures that are often spotted near the colonies of planet Adam's sentient creatures. They are oppurtunists that patrol the colonies for scraps of food. Some are even seen entering houses for anything that fell to the floor. They are however not mistreated as they clean the house holds.

They have a similar niche to crows on Earth. They will eat nearly anything, sometimes going after the walking coral plants. They have strong stomach enzymes that tolerate rotten flesh and protects them from parasites. They will occasionally hunt for food when desperate. The appendages below their neck are not hands, but jaws that have dislocated from the head over evolution and have become highly mobile. The tusks skewer prey for the kill, and the other teeth shred it to pieces. Floating food is then collected by the Cherimorfs' cilias and pushed down the gaping mouth.

Like our black birds, Cherimorfs are relatively intelligent and are capable of using the environment to help them consume their food. They also swim in pods with each member looking out for food, although they will get competitve once they find it. But since they're small, they're vulnerable to larger predators. Although they have spikes, their dorsal fin acts like a flag to signal danger, allowing everyone to scatter and hide. In these clear oceans, the flag can be seen from quite a distance.

Cherimorfs swim by paddling their two rear fins like a scuba diver. The forward fins help steer the animal as it moves. The split jaws also carry the animal's gills. Holes allow water to enter in the hollow "forearms" and escape through five slits. Arteries in the "upperarm" carry the now oxygen rich blood to the heart. Closer to the skin are the veins that allow blood to return to collect more oxygen (as seen in the picture).
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Sylandrophol Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks awesome!
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is friggin awesome really like the colours and description a lot
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Tapejara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Youre welcome
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saga190 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooo i like the colors it looks like a sea beast good work :D
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Tapejara Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww thanks
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saga190 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
np
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AquaLar Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
nice litle things
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