Garloid

Garloids are a species of vermiform organism who produce a nutritious and sweet waste product after eating known as Garloid Milk. Their milk is highly coveted because it can substitute full meals long enough for real food to be purchased or imported. While their genome is well documented, their origins as a species are completely unknown. This possibly implies outside interference, or that their survival as a species was artificial in origin.

Anatomy

The average Garloid is about twenty two feet in length, and five centimeters in diameter. They resemble the large intestine of Homo Sapiens. Garloids completely lack a complex digestive system, instead having a single straight intestine designed to absorb nutrients from the water they consume. The mouth of a Garloid is more or less a sphincter, which closes or opens depending on whether or not the creature is feeding.

Garloid pigmentation varies between rusty brown to crimson. Garloids may also appear in white or albino coloration, and even in jet black. Although in folklore black Garloids are considered bad luck, there is no scientific evidence that they cause bad luck or that their milk is hostile to biological organisms. The color of some Garloids matches their original home environment.

Garloids possess a single linear track digestive system, in which water is processed and bio-reassembled into the chemicals required for survival. Garloids rarely need to truly feed. As, they can sustain on pure water for years at a time.

While Garloids are aquatic in nature, they can move on terrestrial ground through undulation. They also swim in a seemingly similar manner.