|Second|| Binomial Name
V. S. stercore
|Third||Discovered in 2009|
|Fourth||IUCN Status: Near Threatened|
The Mudrip (Mizugorou or Vetus sordida stercore), also known as, Water Behnchoot, is a neotenic salamander, blue-ish, fleshy, and have the distinct light blue flap on their back. Mudrip was discovered by Giorgio A. Tsoukalos while excavating Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. He stumbled across an algae filled river and saw what he thought was an alien. Instead, he saw the blue creature eating the algae on-top the river. According to Hindu folklore, Mudrip is the pet of Manasa, the god of fertility. For reasons unknown, the only sighting of Mudrip seems to be during Algae blooms, Algae however, is very poisonous and harmful to most fish. Mudrips are known for causing catastrophic algae blooms.
Diet and Digestion Edit
Mudrip has the most interesting diet for an aquatic creature. While Mudrips will only eat Algae, some are sighted to eat the "Solar powered Sea-Slug" or Elysia chlorotica. Mudrips are immune to even the most poisonous Algae, and can consume large quantities, due to Mudrips having 2 to 3 livers. On Algae rich seasons, Mudrips can consumed up to 10 kilograms in a week, and can create 34 kilograms of Algae. When Mudrips digest Algae, up to 76.8 percent (%) is either converted to Carbon, or Nitrogen, depending on the Mudrip's dissolved-oxygen instinct. Mudrips can control the oxygen:nitrogen:carbon ratio of the river it lives in. This means Mudrips can start,stop, or even grow an algae bloom to 1-1.5x its natural size. One example of this phenomenon was during the October Algae bloom in Lake Erie . It is supposedly the worst recorded Algae bloom Lake Erie ever had.
|Locations where Mudrip is commonly found|
|Type||Lives in Indian rivers|
|Level||Ranges from -10 meters to 3000 meters|
Mudrips are known to live in algae filled lakes or still rivers. When the water is prone to freezing the Mudrip with completely cover itself with mud and sink to the bottom. When the water unfreezing and the nutrients are cycled through, the mudrip is reawakened
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