Black Polar Algae
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)
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.