Carpotesta Pellícere

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Carpotesta Pellícere
(Carpotesta pellícere)
Artwork of Carpotesta Pellícere
Species is extinct.
1/8, solar flare
Creator Huggkruka Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Procarpozoa
Carpotestia
Carpotestales
Carpotestidae
Carpotesta
Carpotesta pellícere
Week/Generation 1/2
Habitat Tidepool
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Consumer
Respiration Passive Diffusion
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction mitosis


Carpotesta pellícere is an immobile plant cell eater. It's basically a simple amoeba, with a trick up its protosleeves. To lure its prey, it emits small pieces of protein into the primordial soup. When a cell starts to absorb the protein, the pellícere send out a pseudopod and catches the prey. It's a risky strategy, because if prey doesn't show up fast enough, the protein will float too far away, and the pellícere will have to produce a new one.

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.