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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future


Status Animal
Classification Aquatic Herbivore/Filter
Weight 50kg
Homeworld  ?
Multi-world Yes
Canon no
Reference Ley Sector

The Spongepumper is a light, but large, spread out aquatic creature. It is found in a river bed, with a large central hollow body, from the sides of which sprout many hollow bladder like tenatcles. These are used as intake hoses, sucking in water from alternate tenatcles into a two chambered digestive system. The upper chamber accepts and holds water, injecting digestive fluids into the water. The lower half absorbs the digested material, and ejects the water out of other tentacles. The complete cycle takes about half an hour, and the Spongepumper is capable of injesting creatures up to about 4 Kg.

The Spongepumper is immobile, and reproduces by budding. Buds appear on the lower body half and grow for about a week before breaking off to float down river.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Ley Sector

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