Fungoid

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A Fungoid is a creature that exhibits characteristics similar to Terran mushrooms, moulds, or yeasts.

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:
Life Sciences:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A fungoid creature is distinguished by a number of characteristics:

  • It is a heterotrophic organism, frequently acting as a decomposer.
  • It is typically either extremely sedentary or completely non-motile.
  • It displays at least two distinct morphological stages, typically described as developmental and reproductive.
  • It has a chitinous rather than a cellulose structure.
  • It is non-photosynthetic and is not dependent on light.

Specific Species Examples[edit]

  1. Afinajo Fungus, a lifeform native to Buagki in Corridor Sector.
  2. Devi Intelligence
    1. Devi Intellect
    2. Devi Shiverbat

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Most biologists agree that a creature should exhibit at least two of the characteristics associated with fungi to qualify as a fungoid, though others set the limit at three, in keeping with other animal classifications. The term is necessarily generic.

It is relatively common for a creature to meet sufficient criteria to qualify as more than one classification of animal.

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