Approximately reaching 30 feet (9 m) long and 13 (3.9 m) feet wide, the Ocean Phantom is huge for a jellyfish. However, it is not a single species, but a colony of animals, most of which are jellyfish species. They form a floating mass with highly advanced systems of coordination and functions.
One of the most notable of the animals which make up the Ocean Phantom are the sails. These creatures raise and fall to catch the wind and allow the Phantom to travel accross the ocean.
There are also large 'floats' which are simple organisms. These, partially filled with air, allow the Ocean Phantom to remain buoyant enough to stay on the water's surface.
In addition, the tentacles of the phantom are their own seperate species[?], and raise or lower, but are not used to stun prey with venom, like most modern tentacles.
Another species is the 'mouth' of the colony. It consists of an upside-down 'cup' and four tentacles which grab passing prey.
The final jellyfish species is a larger 'cup'. It is not used for ingestion, but instwead provides a home for a Spindle Trooper. There are many of these jellyfish, and so the colony as a whole carries an army of the evolved sea spiders.
Finally, clearly visable is a population of red algae.
Diet and FeedingEdit
The Ocean Phantom visited algae reefs to hunt, using the sails on its back to navigate. It's main prey item is young Reef Gliders. Adult Reef Gliders will attack Ocean Phantoms. When this happens, the phantom's resident Spindle Troopers act to defend their home. Having driven off the attacker, the sea spidrs return to the Ocean Phantom. This symbiotic relationship is advantageous to the Spindle Troopers because they are provided with a food source: the red algae which grows on the jellyfish'd back.
Storms sometimes break up Ocean Phantom colonies. Contrary to what would automatically be assumed, this benmefits the Ocean Phantom. The storm breaks the colony into seperate, smaller colonies. If these colonies feature one of every species that makes up the whole of the Ocean Phantom, the new colony will survive and grow. Storms are in fact a means by which Ocean Phantom produce a new generation.
Ocean Phantoms colonise algae reefs in the tropical shallows 100 million years in the future.Practical it swims on open water,so probably it is as big as a whale.
The Ocean Phantom itself has evolved from the present day Portuguese Man-of-War, whilst the Spindle Troopers are descended from modern day sea spiders.