Remnants of some of the oldest life forms on Earth, archaea are similar to bacteria in many respects but are missing the cell nucleus and many other organelles. While some can be found in less hostile environments, many are extremophiles that thrive in salt lakes and geothermal springs, making them very hardy survivors on a new world.
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- In real life, Archaea is not a phylum but it is a domain, but one of three domains that include all life, two levels above phyla. While similar to bacteria at a glance and sometimes called "ancient bacteria", they are actually very different and are genetically closer to Eukaryota (which includes all the "regular", familiar living things like animals, plants, and fungi).
- In Earth, they are both aquatic and terrestrial. But it is a glitch.
|Aquatic Micro-Organisms||Archaea · Cyanobacteria · Diatom · Plankton|
|Algae||Stonewort · Green Algae · Kelp · Seaweed|
|Aquatic Animals||Coral · Crustacean · Fish · Mammal (Aquatic) · Reptile (Aquatic)|
|Terrestrial Micro-Organisms||Actinobacteria · Lichen · Fungus · Protozoa|
|Plants||Grass · Moss · Shrub · Tree|
|Terrestrial Animals||Amphibian · Bird · Insect · Mammal (Terrestrial) · Reptile (Terrestrial)|