Shallows Crystal

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Shallows Crystal
(Paramarecrystallus palustris)
Main image of Shallows Crystal
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorPutspooza Other
Week/Generation20/133
HabitatSparks Swamp, Sparks River, Glicker Lake, Glicker River
Size15 cm tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietDetritivore, Photosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Lenticels)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Spores
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Crystallozoa (info)
Eucrystalita
Eucrystalla
Crystallales
Marecrystallaceae
Paramarecrystallus
Paramarecrystallus palustris
Ancestor:Descendants:


The shallows crystal is the descendant of seacrystals who's spores have reached Sparks Swamp. Like their ancestor, they are made of a hard photosynthetic chitin which has tiny holes in them, these holes let in water and organic matter. Inside the red fungi-like interior consumes the organic matter. This same fungi-like material also makes up the "roots" of the shallows crystal and it can absorb needed nutrients and minerals from the soil. The shallows crystal was very successful as it had no competition and quickly spread to Sparks River, Glicker River and Glicker Lake. The same holes that let in food also let out tiny spores which float into the water and grow into new shallows crystals. It has retained it's ancestor's mild poison which is used to deter any herbivores who are not immune against it from eating it.

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)
  • Ogawa Crystal (family Marecrystallaceae)
  • Twilight Crystal (order Crystallales)