One of the strangest organisms on the planet Ectora is the three-way. Unique in having a gut open in three locations, it has no clear mouth or anus and defies convention. It is adapted to consume both liquid and solid food. Liquid food is drawn in through the needle and waste expelled out the pucker-mouth (this is also where the kidneys empty) while solid food is taken in through the pucker-mouth and expelled through the pore. Weeds are softened with heat produced by electrical resistors in the lips of the pucker-mouth. These three orifices are at the ends of arms they use to grip and crawl through the weeds. They spend most of their lives on one side and some species show minor asymmetry. Some species also swim weakly by means of hairs on their outer edges.
Written by Daniel Noe, ChampionOfTheGalaxy.com