Black Polar Algae

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Black Polar Algae
(Algaaquila polar)
Artwork of Black Polar Algae
Species is extinct.
19/126, Replaced by descendant
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Melanophyta
Melanophycae
Melanophycopsida
Algaaquilales
Algaaquilaceae
Algaaquila
Algaaquila polar
Week/Generation 11/72
Habitat North Polar Coast
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive Diffusion
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Mitosis


Black polar algae split from black sea algae. Like its ancestor it absorbs all light but it is not as effective as other flora. Unlike its ancestor it has evolved to live in very cold saltwater. It is an important part of the polar coast ecosystem taking the role of phytoplankton.

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)

None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.