Creature Name: Blob Thrower (blab thro r)
Height: 2.4 m
Mass: 780 kg
Pleastus Myxoinoa Minor or "Blob Throwers", as they were first recorded as by initial survey teams, are a very unique blend of chlorotomic adaptation.
A Blob Thrower's body consists of a well-rooted base from which it uses to anchor its mass into the surrounding terrain. Extending from the rootstalk are dozens of tendrils, each containing hundreds of nerve bundles. These nerve bundles serve as the creatures main sensory system and are extremely sensitive to very slight movement and vibrations.
The main base of the Blob Thrower's body is a prehensile spongy stalk that allows the Blob Thrower to stretch to more than 3 times its retracted height. The stalk itself is dotted with small bristles and spines that protect predators from making a meal out if it.
At the very top of the stalk, a small tuber like opening can be found which represents the creature's maw. Although very primitive in nature, this mouth is lined with primary and a smaller secondary row of rudimentary teeth. Surround the Blob Thrower's maw are four petal like appendages. It is believed that these "petals" emit a pheromone to attract smaller creatures towards its mouth.
The most interesting feature about the Blob Thrower is the fact that it begins life in a highly mobile form. From within a duct in the Blob Thrower's body stalk, dozens of larval Blob Thrower's are produced. These larvas in their premature state take on the form of small jelly like creatures, leading to the Blob Thrower's acute nickname.Upon release, the larval Blob Thrower's only instinct is to find a suitable location for them to start their adult lives. Once a location has been decided on, the larva attempts to burrow into the ground, undergoing a chrysalis like stage. When emerged, the young Blob Thrower digs its nerve endings into the ground, and thus repeats the life cycle anew.