Cave Ironcage

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Cave Ironcage
(Ferraraneum carcer)
Main image of Cave Ironcage
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation17/111
HabitatRaptor Limestone Caves
Size2 m Long colonies
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietLithovore (Iron), Mucivore (Cave Tangle Stalk)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual, Light and sticky spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Siderobiota
Ferrophyta
Siderohymenopsida
Ferroalgales
Ferroradiciaceae
Ferraraneum
Ferraraneum carcer
Ancestor:Descendants:

The cave ironcage split from its ancestor, the ironweb and inhabited the rather empty Raptor Limestone Caves. Like its ancestor they live in colonial lifestyle living in webs between the cave tangle stalk. Each individual is about 30 cm long but together they form massive webs covering whole caves. It no longer feeds on fauna and instead uses its lithovoric diet and sucks the internal liquids of its host the cave tangle stalk. Like their ancestor they release enzymes making their ancestors absorb the little iron that could be found in the cave walls and soil. Their webbing is extremely strong because of the iron and therefore it can cage whole caves not allowing any fauna to enter. They pass their spores through the "liquid stream" of the cave tangle stalk.

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)
  • Vainytangle (family Ferroradiciaceae)
  • Iron Fan (order Ferroalgales)
  • Pionferruses (phylum Ferrophyta)