Torquatocauda Flabellum

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Torquatocauda Flabellum
(Flabellicauda flabellum)
Artwork of Torquatocauda Flabellum
Species is extinct.
1/8, solar flare
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Krakowhexazoa
Krakowbrachia
Torquatocaudiformes
Torquatocaudidae
Flabellicauda
Flabellicauda flabellum
Week/Generation 1/7
Habitat Ocean Floor
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Consumer
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual, larval spores


Evolved from toquatocauda grandibucha which fed near the bottom of the sea, t. flabellum has moved to become a more effective filter-feeder. Using its powerful multi-twist tail it slowly propels itself along the sea bed, dredging up edible particles to be collected in its large fan-like 'mouth'. Reproduction is achieved by means of spores, which pursue a brief 'larval' stage in which they crawl in the sediment like worms before going to adult size. It has also lost the scent organs of its ancestor, as pinpointing food sources is no longer vital in the food-rich environment on the seabed.

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)

None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.