Agua Serpentis
Modern Animal: Boa Constrictor

Due to global warming, sea levels are rising. This is because the glaciers and ice caps are melting, causing the levels to rise. Rising sea levels are causing large affects on the world, because continents are disappearing and most animal species are migrating constantly to find a new habitats. The Boa Constrictor has evolved to become a saltwater marine animal, Agua Serpentis, living in habitats such as coral reefs and the tropics. Due to warm water temperatures, more marine animals are migrating. And the food chain is growing.



Habitat

The Agua Serpentis lives in a saltwater environment as a marine species of snake. The Agua Serpentis evolved to live in this habitat because it provided a wider variety of prey, feeding on large fish and dolphins. The Agua Serpentis prefers larger marine animals because it allows them to become more satisfied, along with its ancestor the Boa Constrictor the Agua Serpentis can last for weeks without food after every consumption.

The Agua Serpentis lives in areas such as reefs, tropics, and warm water areas where animals such as dolphins and large fish live. Living in areas such as coral reefs allow the Agua Serpentis to camouflage into the under scenery, such as rocks, seaweed and sand to keep away from predators such as sharks. Global warming causes the warm temperatures of the water and this allows the Agua Serpentis to control its body temperature.

The Aqua Serpentis lives underneath rocks or in small holes. Living underneath or within a rock stops the Agua Serpentis from being hunted during the night from its larger predators.

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The Agua Serpentis lives near the equator (shaded in purple) because of warm temperatures in the water.
Adaptations

Structural


Gills: The Agua Serpentis had evolved to produce gills for it to be able to breathe under water. The gills, like most other fish are positioned near the head allowing the Agua Serpentis keep a regular breathing cycle. Gill are helping the animal to survive because without gills the Agua Serpentis would have to regularly make contact with the land, but due to water level rising land masses are disappearing and it is harder for the snake make occasional visit to the land. This is why the Agua Serpentis has evolved to have gills, so it doesn’t have to constantly return to land.

Fins: The Agua Serpentis has fins positioned in the rear area for acceleration, direction and stability. The rear end of the Agua Serpentis gradually becomes flat and acts like a steering rudder. The Agua Serpentis uses speed for sudden attacks towards the prey and to swim swiftly through the water. Speed is important for the Agua Serpentis because it allows them to swim away from predators such as the shark and attacking prey such as the dolphin and large fish. The fins also relative to direction it allows the snake to make accurate turning and it also allows the snake to swim in any direction.

Whiskers: Like most crustaceans, and large fish like the catfish and water mammal such as seals, that have whiskers or feelers that can detect where their prey. The Agua Serpentis has this bodily feature to detect prey. This physical feature can become at best use when water conditions become murky, because the whiskers have the ability to sense they disturbances the prey has made in the water and leaving a trail. This structural adaptation is also used for hunting prey especially when water conditions are bad.

Camouflage: The Agua Serpentis like its ancestor still has traits of camouflage to help it blend into the specific scenery or environment. To addition the Agua Serpentis has adapted to become luminous underwater due to photonic crystal underneath the scales, for it to attract large fish as prey. The Agua Serpentis can also camouflage to a green colour for it blend into the underwater vegetation where small herbivore fish linger that attract the Agua Seprentis’s prey, dolphin. The Agua Serpentis has the ability for its scales to become raised to create a rocky texture for it to blend into rocky environments, along with the specific rock colour. This camouflage defends the Agua Serpentis from attacks by their predators. This adaptation will help the Agua Serpentis to survive because unlike its ancestors the Agua Serpentis is more likely to be hunted down by large predators, these different camouflage techniques allow the snake to become more cautious.


Behavioural


Killing Technique: The Agua Serpentis kills it prey by constriction. The Agua Serpentis plays around with its prey before constricting it. The Agua Serpentis swims around the prey going different directions and then strikes for the prey, propelled by the fins the Agua Serpentis is able to act fast. The Agua Serpentis bites into its prey, injuring it then wraps itself around the body of the prey before consuming it. This killing technique is similar to its ancestors.

Travel: The Agua Serpentis travels alone through the waters and kept distance from relatives unless when mating season occurs. The Agua Serpentis is an independent water species, and fights for itself. The Agua Serpentis prefers to live alone and swim alone because the more the Agua Serpentis species is spread out the longer that species will survive. Also it prevents from large amounts of Agua Serpentis species being hunted by predators.

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