This being is actually a colony of twelve symbiotic organisms of very different forms. Some are predators, others herbivores, others filter-feeders, others decomposers and detritivores, others parasites, others contain symbiotic algae or sulfur-eating bacteria. Some have lungs and some have gills, but they all share an oxygen-delivery system. Any one of them can go dormant and accept a protective mucus secreted by the central mass to prevent drying, abrasion, or damage from extremes of PH. This makes the being extremely versatile and able to adapt to different habitats. The central nervous system operates on a "rotating presidency" principle. Each of the twelve members of the symbiosis takes turns at control of the central mass and locomotion of the creature, while the other eleven retain control only over themselves.
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