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Vampire Gourd

Common NameEdit

Vampire Gourd

Scientific NameEdit

Formidactyl eridani


This photobiont is squat and grey, protected by spines. It's another example of convergent evolution with Earth's desert species - though the orofice that's barely visible at the top suggests a drastically different evolutionary history. --Jane Van Susteren, Exobiology Lead


There are several vampire gourds on the Cavendish Peninsula. They emit strange noises that the rover picks up, making them easy to locate.