Sailcell

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Sailcell
(Nauticytus velivolus)
Main image of Sailcell
Species is extinct.
23/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorElerd Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatOvi Lake, Atmosphere (Troposphere)
SizeMicroscopic
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive Diffusion
ThermoregulationEctotherm
Reproductionmitosis
Taxonomy
Domain
Superkingdom
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Croceophyta
Eucroceophyta
Croceopsida
Nauticytales
Nauticytaceae
Nauticytus
Nauticytus velivolus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The sailcell split from its ancestor and now spends most of its time in the air. Its membrane continued to grow and now spreads as a sail around the main cell, making it easier for the creature to hover. The membrane itself is now able to capture energy from purple light, and because of that changed its color to yellow. The main body developed to be able to absorb cyan light in addition to the violet photosynthesis ability it inherited from its ancestor. It normally doesn't leave the area of Ovi Lake, but a common gust of wind could send it sometimes to areas unknown. In the equinoxes, these creatures huddle together in multitudes over the lake, and then the huge clouds of yellow and purple (the avian octocrocus cloud) color the sky until nightfall every day.

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)
  • Crocusisms (class Croceopsida)