Parasite Crastrum

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Parasite Crastrum
(Acarifolium sanguleach)
Main image of Parasite Crastrum
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorHuckbuck Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatSomarinoa Coast, Huggs Coast, Yokto Coast
Size4 cm wide
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis, Haemophagic (any creature it can stick to)
RespirationPassive Diffusion
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionBudding
Taxonomy
Domain
Superkingdom
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Paraphysiophyta
Chloroasterobiota
Chloroasterophyta (info)
Crescoasteropsida
Adhesifoliales
Acarifoliaceae
Acarifolium
Acarifolium sanguleach
Ancestor:Descendants:

The parasite crastrum replaced its ancestor. The parasite crastrum has got a very different life cycle that includes two phases. The young crastrum attatch to a rock where it photosyntesise to get energy and grow. When it is fully grown it uses the sharp spikes to pierce the skin of and attatch itself to any creature that comes close enough. This is when it enters phase 2. Now instead of using photosyntesis the Parasite Crastrum lives on the blood of the host, and the suction cups grow into spikes to defend the bloated body of the Crastrum. In phase 2 the Crastrum also starts budding, with the new crastrum growing in the center of the body. When the new crastrum is big enough it is detatched and swim of to find a rock to attatch to where it can photosyntesise again and the cycle starts all over again. Other than this the parasite crastrum is exactly like its ancestor.

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)
  • Stalk Rastum (order Adhesifoliales)
  • Colonial Calmstrum (class Crescoasteropsida)