Placoball

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Placoball
(Sulfuritrophus primus)
Artwork of Placoball
Species is extinct.
19/128, replaced by descendant
Creator Rhodix Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Sulfuritrophia
Sulfuritrophales
Sulfuritrophaceae
Sulfuritrophus
Sulfuritrophus primus
Week/Generation 8/50
Habitat Rhodix Vents
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Lithotroph (Sulfur Compounds)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Binary Fission


This inhabitant of hot oceanic trenches floats beside the volcanic boilers and developed a rigid structure that covers most of its body for support from the heat. This shield is formed by polysaccharides and sulfur with short, hard cilia throughout each plate that act mainly as primary sources of defense. Small canals in areas not covered by this shield are opened to allow the gases and nutrients to exchange. Answering luminous stimulations, it developed the capacity to produce a viscous secretion that covers the free portions of its external structure, emitting a tenuous blue light that assists big groups to stay together.

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)
  • Placos (genus Sulfuritrophus)