Marinupede Microplaque

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Marinupede Microplaque
(Oralpedia marinus)
Artwork of Marinupede Microplaque
Species is extinct.
20/133, Assimilated into Odoplaque
Creator Elerd Other
Oralpedia marinus
Week/Generation 18/124
Habitat Rhodix Vents, Jujubee Ocean (Sea Floor), Jujubee Ocean (Abyss Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Twilight Zone), Jujubee Ocean (Sunlight Zone), LadyM Ocean (Sea Floor), LadyM Ocean (Abyss Zone), LadyM Ocean (Twilight Zone), LadyM Ocean (Sunlight Zone), BigL Coast, Clayren Coast, Flisch Coast, Huggs Coast, Huggs Island Coast, Hydro Coast, Ittiz Coast, King Coast, Krakow Coast, North Polar Coast, Nuke Coast, Ovi Coast, Soma Coast, South Polar Coast (East), South Polar Coast (West), Yokto Coast
Size Microscopic
Support Unknown
Diet Detritivore (Pre-Chewed Food), Chemivore (Calcium, Salt)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Protosexual, One Sex
Descendant of Ancestor of

The marinupede microplaque has replaced its ancestor the microplaque in the seas, and lives mostly in pedes' and centrifins' mouths. Like its ancestor, it's growing into large colonies covering the surface of the mouth and gums in a clear "biofilm". It eats not only the left over food materials in the mouth but will absorb the Calcium of the teeth themselves. This can lead to gum disease and tooth decay in its hosts.

Its cell membrane changed to a jigsaw form with protruding spikes and intruding holes. Allowing the marinupede microplaque to hold on to others of its kind, and to the surface of the anipedic mouths, more easily.

Its orange organelle is used to draw salt and calcium from its host and the water around it, and to release genetic material into other cells. The green organelle is used to harbor genetic material from other cells and to create new cells from that. They can only reproduce four times in their life span and then decay.

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)

None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.