Flash Tide

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Flash Tide
(Photosagania algatoxin)
Artwork of Flash Tide
Species is extinct.
20/?, unknown cause
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Refulgibiota
Photosaganiphyta
Photosaganiphyceae
Photosaganiales
Photosaganiaceae
Photosagania
Photosagania algatoxin
Week/Generation 10/68
Habitat Glicker Reef
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Passive Diffusion
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction mitosis
Descendant of Ancestor of


The flash tide split from the flash cell. It thrives in warm tropical waters. Each season it will bloom. These photosynthetic organisms can form dense, visible patches near the water's surface which are enhanced by their flashing cells. These blooms of organisms cause severe disruptions in the reef as the toxins in these organism cause filter-feeding creatures like crystal shrubite in effected waters to become poisoned due to saxitoxin. It is a selective sodium channel blocker. Thus this not only caused the crystal shrubite to become extinct in the Glicker Reef but the creatures that depended upon it for food and those creature who only ate the creatures that ate them. Not to mention other filter feeders in the reef.

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)
  • Flashcells (family Photosaganiaceae)
  • Flashkelps (phylum Photosaganiphyta)