Protohydroia Octherma

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Protohydroia Octherma
(Protohydroia octherma)
Artwork of Protohydroia Octherma
Species is extinct.
24/154, Integrated into Octhermas genus
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Hydroia
Hydroales
Hydoaceae
Protohydroia
Protohydroia octherma
Week/Generation 1/2
Habitat Deep Ocean Vent
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Chemosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction mitosis


The protohydroia octherma are immobile, thermophilic (or "heat loving") bacteria. It is an octagonal shaped cell with thick cell walls. It has adapted these cell walls to protect it from the heat of the deep sea vents and hot springs it flourishes in. They are orange in color because of the sulfur they absorb as well as the other volcanic materials. It gets its energy from these as well as the geothermic heat given off from the vents and hot springs. Thanks to this adaptation it needs no sunlight. While around the vents they form a honeycomb-like structure and have been known to build up so much they make cones around the vents. They reproduce through mitosis, like their ancestors before them. Each cell is around 10 micrometers in size.

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)
  • Octhermas (family Hydoaceae)