Plops, as described in the link, are pretty dangerous critters. Their water predators range from Snappers to octopi, and due to Rubberizing, the Enchantment they grant to whatever kills them, not many creatures will eat them.
They also can breathe underwater as well as air, they're rather numerous, and since they ingest dirt and food particles through their skin (and Plops are smart enough to congregate in human villages because their garbage and whatnot present a large source of easy food) I believe Plops will naturally enter and adapt to water environments since the current itself will feed them once they're submerged.
While it seems likely, I know I may be wrong, so my question is simple: Will Plops Go Aquatic?
Specifically, will Plops develop aquatic subspecies despite the lethal predators awaiting them in water environments, which will likely be present anywhere they can possibly live? Yes, predators don't stop evolution, but if Plops get eaten before they can reproduce in water environments, logic dictates that they will never be able to develop aquatic subspecies except in water environments without said predators.
Specifications For Answers:
- The best answer will take into account the actual and potential predators of Plop to determine if they can eliminate Plops that try to go aquatic, therefore preventing them from developing aquatic subspecies. This will require one to refer to the links.