Mason Hexspourous

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Mason Hexspourous
(Polymelia amplus)

1/141, replaced by descendants
Creator Clarke Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Trinucleata
Maciotrinucleozoa
Siphonopneumata
Decalobia
Polymeliformes
Polymelidae
Polymelia
Polymelia amplus
Epoch/Generation 1/140
Habitat Yokto Volcanic, Krakow Volcanic, Russ Volcanic, Flisch Volcanic, West Mason Polar Scrub, East Mason Polar Scrub, Mason Polar Beach
Size Microscopic
Support
Diet Consumer (Gildbowl, Gildring)
Respiration
Thermoregulation
Reproduction Asexual, Spores



The mason hexspourous replaced its ancestor, the hitchhiker hexspourus. As life arrived on Mason on an orbit voltflora seed, only a few forms of life were present. The empty niches, along with increased levels of radiation, led to a "Oathinian Explosion", with many new evolutions of the original hitchhiker organisms. It has grown ten times as large as its ancestor, evolving many more specialized tissues to help it adapt to mason, living in and near tidepools and rivers.

Instead of relying on flagellum to move water through its body cavity, it now produces a ripling motion which pulls water or air through its body. While its body cavity is still responsible for digestion, four smaller funnels now rest on top of its body. These are now the seat of respiration, as well as the site of most of its chemoreceptors. Another notable difference is the outgrowth of small muscle tissue out the side of the organism, and inside of the mouth. Those on the outside help propel the organism over land, or in the water, while those in the mouth fold in while it filter-feeds in water, and holds in water when on land. Modified flagellum found peppering the skin release electrical signals when pressured. A sheet of cells, found under the skin at the top of the organism, now specialize in processing the electrical signals from its various cells, and coordinating movement.



Living Relatives (click to expand/collapse)

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