Fire Cell

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Fire Cell
(Igniturba vatrastanica)
Main image of Fire Cell
Species is extinct.
18/123, Replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorDarkov Other
Week/Generation18/121
HabitatBlarg Cold Seep
SizeMicroscopic
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietChemosynthesis (Methane, Oxygen)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionMitosis
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Haidishokikuraia
Haidishokikuraiophyla
Methanophagia
Methanophagales
Igniturbaceae
Igniturba
Igniturba vatrastanica
Ancestor:Descendants:

The fire cell split from its ancestor, the methanophagus. It has developed temperature defense organelles, because of the predator cell salmundus. The red organelle produces heat. If threatened it can produce a mild heat that damages other cells who cannot bear the change in temperature. Since the bottom of the ocean is colder oxygen sinks to the sea floor. With more oxygen it can more efficiently perform cell respiration. When the red organelle is not active, the cell cools itself quickly from the cold water that surrounds it. However once it uses this defense all the energy needed to heat the cell has been used and the cell soon dies. To create the heat it uses chemosynthesis to convert the methane into energy. As its last act it will use whatever energy it has left to reproduce via mitosis.

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)
  • Double Firecell (genus Igniturba)
  • Methanophagus (order Methanophagales)