Desert Stickyballs

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Desert Stickyballs
(Xerospherus treantonii)
Artwork of Desert Stickyballs
Species is extinct.
9/57, replaced by descendant
Creator Clayren Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta
Spherophyta
Euspherophyta
Ramospherales
Ramospheraceae
Xerospherus
Xerospherus treantonii
Week/Generation 9/56
Habitat Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Huggs-Yokto Desert
Size 1 cm Wide individuals, up to 60 cm Wide in colonies
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual Budding, Very Resistant Spores


At some point, the freshwater raftballs development took an odd turn. The decrease in the organisms ability to stick that began with the raftball continued until the stickyball was dry enough to spread to the savanna, and even to a place that its infamous ancestor, the stickyballs, couldn't go: the desert. You'll notice that the stickyballs still keep a bit of the raftballs' almost swarm-like behavior, in which the individual balls crowd together. Stickyballs are often scattered from their positions by the desert winds, which often cause large numbers of stickyballs to fall onto other patches. This is why there many low, rocky places that are filled with layers of dead or dying stickyballs, which make great places for scavengers and detritivores.

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)
  • Marblemelon (class Euspherophyta)