Crarus

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Crarus
(Crarus pseudocavitas)
Main image of Crarus
Species is extinct.
20/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorOpDDay2001 Other
Week/Generation17/117
HabitatFlisch Lakes
SizeMicroscopic
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietDetritivore, Photosynthesis
RespirationPassive Diffusion
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionMitosis
Taxonomy
Domain
Superkingdom
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Croceophyta
Eucroceophyta
Croceopsida
Croceales
Craraceae
Crarus
Crarus pseudocavitas
Ancestor:Descendants:

The crarus replaced it's ancestor due to it's already dwindling population after the evolution of the cruxir. A genetic abnormality in some cruris caused deformity during growth, causing asymmetry and a thicker cell wall to form. Along with that, the population was healthy and thrived, their odd shape actually confused some predators for a time. The crarus are what eventually evolved from this odd mutation. They are nocturnal feeders, meaning they descend to feed on waste and dead matter at night, while during the day they ride the waves near the surface taking in sunlight for energy. Since predators had gotten used to the odd shape of the deformed cruris, the crarus formed a 'fake' defense in it's tooth-looking protrusions. Two of the cruris's flagellum became the tooth like protrusions, which are mostly for show. These 'fake-tusks' attempt to scare small predators away while it rests vulnerably at the surface. Another advantageous trait is the development of a pseudo-mouth, which is really just a thinning of the cell wall in order to absorb food easily. The red organelle next to the nucleus serves as a toxin purifier, making sure that it gets the most out of it's food.

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)
  • Crocusisms (order Croceales)
  • Sailcells (class Croceopsida)