Krakowhexia polychlorochaetes

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Splitting off from its ancestor, Krakowhexia symbiotae, Krakowhexia polychlorochaetes has grown larger and multicellular. Its cells near the ends of its six identical arms are now the only ones to house flagella. They still do not provide any locomotion, except incidentally when consuming prey. It drifts in the currents of the open ocean near the surface. Due to the abundance of Photosagnia species in these biomes, it means that it has ample food to eat, though it will consume anything it can catch. Because it still gets food from photosynthesis as well, it doesn’t need to eat as much as its size would indicate, which works fine for its sedentary lifestyle. K. polychlorochaetes does not have a correct orientation, and it will tumble randomly as it drifts. Reproduction is handled in one of two ways. If any part of the organism is separated, each part can become a full new individual. Otherwise, a healthy individual may instead reproduce via budding.