Coastpuff

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Coastpuff
(Umbrajector aquages)
Main image of Coastpuff
Species is extinct.
20/131, Beach Cellulosebane
Information
CreatorMnidjm Other
ArtistHydromancerx
Week/Generation19/125
HabitatFlisch Beach, Flisch Coast
Size40 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Stomata)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (Floating Puffy Spores), Asexual (Split from roots)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Superfamily
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Rhagioanthia
Phoenocarpopsida
Phoenocarpales
Cryoanthacea
Cryoanthaceae
Umbrajector
Umbrajector aquages
Ancestor:Descendants:

The coastpuff split from it's ancestor when a mutation caused the spores to become lighter then usual and become airborne when moderate wind blew. At first this did not have a effect on the umbrellapuff's ability to reproduce, so a sizeable population grew within the species. Every so often strong storms arise and blow huge clouds of spores out towards the coast. Most of these settle into the coast but die. However a few survives and adapt to the beach. They are functionally the same as their ancestor, but now have thicker skin on their spores to help them stay hydrated because they are spread in the surf.

Note

Shading by Hydromancerx.

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)
  • Snow Puff (family Cryoanthaceae)
  • Fieldzeug (superfamily Cryoanthacea)