Reef Ambraki

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Splitting off from their ancestor, reef ambraki live in temperate and tropical regions of the Vailnoff ocean. In addition to both juveniles and adults becoming larger, their biology has gone through some changes. The food absorption cells in the center of each ring of tentacles have recessed into the body to form a cavity, to better hold prey for easier digestion. The juveniles have evolved eight light sensing patches in the places farthest from the base of their arms, maintaining their non-directional form. When metamorphosing into an adult, the four light-sensing patches on the bottom will atrophy away, leaving only the four top-most ones. Although adults can still reproduce via fragmentation (and any such fragments will turn into juveniles), they now also grow tube-shaped protrusions near the base on the arms. When a juvenile encounters an adult, it will deposit one of its tentacles into the protrusion and then both are autotomously ejected together, fusing and forming a new juvenile. Individuals will still metamorphose whenever they make landfall in shallow areas, but the areas with reefs have become by far the most common. Both juveniles and adults still retain their ability to photosynthesize to supplement their diet.