Beadline

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Beadline
(Beadline beadline)
Artwork of Beadline
Species is extinct.
21/135, Habitat Loss (Ice Age)
Creator Rhodix Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Caudazoa
Beadlinia
Beadlinales
Beadlinaceae
Beadline
Beadline beadline
Week/Generation 8/50
Habitat Jujubee Open Ocean, LadyM Open Ocean, Glicker Reef, Wright Reef, Jujubee Deep Sea Floor, LadyM Deep Sea Floor
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Other cells and organic material in the water
Respiration Passive Diffusion
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Mitosis


This microorganism is about five times larger than protosagania. Its diet consists of small cells, cellular residues, and small organic molecules dissolved in the water. Innumerable cilia are distributed around its equatorial region, allowing it to move slowly. Its main characteristic is the presence of a long flagellum covered by a fine cellular membrane. All the molecular fragments not digested by the beadline are imprisoned within small vesicles and are loaded through the flagellum, which is capable of using some of these composites, due to the presence of enzymes in the interior of the vesicles. The enzymes break parts of molecules, and some of the produced energy is used to put the flagellum into motion, making the beadline swim faster. The residue of this second digestion is set free at the end of the flagellum.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Wykraline (family Beadlinaceae)
  • Percolators (order Beadlinales)