Note that the "water" and possibly several other Earth-common substances here are merely temporary replacement words for the actual yet-unknown liquids and substances that are present on the actual alien planet. As soon as the article's author will figure out just which chemical compounds are the right ones for planet's inhabitants survival, changes will be made.
Shell-bearing amoebasizzle is the single species in the Kingdom Circumiramus. It is unknown what happened to other species within this kingdom. Sb. amoebasizzle is not widespread but the constant supply of organic remains it needs keeps it out of extinction.
Sb. amoebasizzle is nearly transparent and flat, it's skin mostly bearing the color of the substrate it stays on. Unlike it's closest ancestors and possible extinct cousin species, it isn't as colorful as it use to be, bust possesses many distinct hues on it's body. It's got 2 types of extendible pseudopods spreading from it's body and even though Sb. amoebasizzle cannot retract them, it presses them alongside it's body whenever it curls in on itself. The antennae-like pseudopods act like sensors detecting threats and intercepting signal molecules from other microbes. The branched pseudopods collect food, expels and flings away waste and helps Sb. amoebasizzle to dig itself in or out when necessary. The light blue tobes on Sb. amoebasizzles body is the motor organelles. They ensure that Sb. amoebasizzle can travel at remarkable speeds in comparison of it's tiny body. They are located near the Sb. amoebasizzles DNA strand, emphasizing the importance of the motor organelles receiving necessary proteins to work. The tips of the organelles are green suggesting that modified photosynthesis apparatus is at work as well to take advantage of occasional light energy. Finally, there are two brown shells alongside Sb. amoebasizzle's body which although often looking asymmetrical connect more closer together when Sb. amoebasizle folds on onto itself. The darker brown spots regulate the nutrient flow to the shell's inner components as well as keep shell from injuring Sb. amoebasizzle upon closing.
Reaction to research drones
Sb. amoebasizzle is very tiny and doesn't perceive drone as a lifeform but more as a factor. Sb. amoebasizzle does show some confusion/wariness, when in a lit up area the drones shadow covers it, by stopping to feed, travel or even going into a reproductory phase for a short time and then resuming the process. Otherwise it doesn't seem to be much bothered by drone presence at all.
Sb. amoebasizzle is opportunistic, somewhat territorial and dislikes being crowded which along with other minor occurances of showing high activity might indicated that it is rather mean. It can be told apart from excitement and fear, by observing that even as a tiny, seemingly primitive microbe, Sb. amoebasizzle rappidly spins towards a microbe it has taken offense to and starts wailing on it by pushing it around while curled on itself and spinning. The beat up microbe can take serious damage and seeing as Sb. amoebasizzle doesn't eat it's body afterward could be interpreted that it attacked out of taking offense. In a reversed role situation, when Sb. amoebasizzle is approached by goal-orientated migrating cells, it might refuse to get out of the way which may escalate into conflict. Sb. amoebasizzle sometimes may engage in shelledge biting which basically means that it can close it's shell on a nearby microbe causing damage. But since this leaves it's softer amoeba parts exposed to the other cell's interference, most of the time it doesn't risk it.
Sb. amoebasizzle often stay close to bottoms of liquid environments inside ice caves. While they are able to also survive in alkaline liquids, they don't have much reason to, since most of it's alkaline dwelling cousin species on which remains it fed on, are since long gone. Sb. amoebasizzle often seeks out environments that offer it other nutrients than standary food, such as material for it's shell as well as chemical components which, through the use of it's segmented tube organelles, aid it in achieving higher speed.
Due to the genetic heritage from their ancestors, Sb. amoebasizzles can survive floods, droughts, stick to some surfaces to avoid being flushed too far away, can regenerate themselves during stationery periods as well as produce a lot of offspring. Although it's not seen, they can store water inside their transparent bodies (most possibly hidden underneath their shells), reproduce via petrifying bubbles, which then can be washed away by the water or blown away by the wind. During reproduction it's outer skin transforms into cocoon to house the tiny petrified multiplied copies of itself. Sb. amoebasizzles organelles allow it to travel at high speed and the hoods protect it from ramming into obstacles.
Sb. amoebasizzle, for it's easily irritated behavior, doesn't hunt down other living cells though it may steal food from them. The food is mostly organic remains from other cells, largely those remains that have solidified a bit. While laying flat on the ice cave pool bottom it uses it's protusions to detect and sweep out food from the sand particles. Sb. amoebasizzle also regularly exchanges water between itself and the environment.
The Sb. amoebasizzle starts it's life as one of many petrified bubble eggs inside a cocoon. Both the cocoon and the bubbles were it's much larger parent's exterior and interior, respectively before the parent subdivided on the inside and dried out on the outside. With time, the cocoon, whether submerged or laying on the ground develops tears in it's surface and the petrified bubble pebbles start falling out. However, if they are not in the water, they need the water presence to start coming to life (they don't hatch like animals do). Then the bubble divides into two and it is revealed that the hard outer shell has turned into the two shells Sb. amoebasizzle has. Then it extends it's protusions to look for the food it's first time. As Sb. amoebasizzle grows it becomes more flatter, as does it's shells. The flatter form allows Sb. amoebasizzle to spin more faster through the water. Sb. amoebasizzle needs to grow to it's maximum size and then some more, to be able to innerly subdivide and petrify again, in, other words, perform the endolapulagenesis to reproduce.
Sb. amoebasizzle is valuable in cleaning up the remains that have drowned to the bottom of the water bodies in the cave. It's behavior of attacking other microbes do to it's temper (actually it's microorganism system perceiving threats in the directive of the tasks it's got to accomplish; since Sb. amoebasizzle is not an animal), is not seen as overly destructive, after all a lot of lifeforms tend to not get along and even can evolve further due to this. Sb. amoebasizzle tend to perform spinning towards much larger foes, which gets them eaten, therefore it's good call for Sb. amoebasizzle to stay hidden before getting spotted, since then it doesn't have to attack the foe. Also Sb. amoebasizzle may provide some life diversity in the alkaline waterbodies, but it only works either if Sb. amoebasizzle feed on it's own species remains or if a point from which remains/small organic matter falls, is located on top of the alkaline water body the Sb. amoebasizzle resides in.
Despite Sb. amoebasizzle's naming, it is never found sizzling, nor is actually a typical amoeba. Also it's not recommended to pick it up in hands, it might die of poisoning. Sb. amoebasizzle is never visible to naked eye, since it doesn't form colonies like bacteria or similar microorganisms do.