| Bank Balgae |
15/102, outcompeted by descendants
|Reproduction||Asexual, Cylindrical Spores|
|Descendant of||Ancestor of|
The Bank Balgae replaced its ancestor the Fungus Balgae. due to the large amount of balgea some places in Russ River some of the balgae was forced to live in the water surface, as a result the Bank Balgae evolved. The Bank Balgae grow in filamentous colonies working as a single organism. The different parts of the colony has different tasks. The lowest part of the colony is called the root, this is where reproduction takes place but also where another very important task is performed. The caps on the Fungus Balgae has evolved to funnel like hairs that drink water, these hairs grow on the root of the colony. the water they drink is moved to the middle part of the colony where some nourishment is extracted form the water to act as a second energy source used for reproduction and transport of water. the uppermost part of the colony is above water and this is the part of the colony that absorbs sunlight. Because the upper part of the colony is above water it needs water to prevent it from drying out. The colony can grow 10 cm long root to roof.
Living Relatives (click to show/hide)
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.