Gelatus

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Gelatus
(Gelatus gelatus)

24/?, unknown cause
Creator Clarke Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Trinucleata
Maciotrinucleozoa
Haplomaciosporia
Maciophoromorpha
Maciogelatida
Maciogelatidae
Gelatus
Gelatus gelatus
Epoch/Generation 1/142
Habitat Mason Polar Sea, Penumbra Bog, Negative Bog, Putspooza Bog
Size Microscopic
Support Unknown
Diet Filter-Feeder (Herbivorous Trisphourous, Toxic Gildling, Detrivorous Trisphorous, Ocean Gildling, Striated Gildron, Polar Gildron, Floating Gildron), Detritivore, Coprophagic
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual, Budding



The gelatus split from its ancestor, the herbivorous trisphourous. Approximately a quarter of a centimeter wide, these colonial organisms arose from a gene that caused the herbivorous trisphorous to clump together. While this meant less surface area, it also meant that they couldn't fit inside of the mouths of feeders. It is now a common sight in Mason Polar Sea and the surrounding bogs, floating near the surface releasing its ancestor's enzymes and re-absorbing the nutrient-rich broth formed. Once it reaches a quarter of a centimeter in length, groups of cells will clump off of the original, continuing the species.