Cruxir

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

the cruxir split from their ancestors, often living relatively close to their ancestors. The cruxir population is larger than the cruris population, however. The cruxir nucleus's flagellum have developed into a 'cord' that serves to further connect the 'daughter' cells to the main cell. It can 'launch' the daughter cells away from it but still be connected by the cord. This allows them to cover a greater area and get more sunlight. The cruxir not only uses purple light, but also a range of red light as well. The cruxir's movement pattern hasn't changed significantly, although it is capable of quick "spinning" motions using it's extended daughter cells to spin. This can confuse and/or scare possible predators. Large groups of cruxir and cruris can create a thin lime-green film on the surface of the water, while when below the surface it appears as if the water is a murky light green.

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)
  • Crocunetwork (family Croceaceae)
  • Sailcells (class Croceopsida)