|Species Type||Swamp Bean|
|Environment||Bone Swamp, Hydro Marsh, Ichthy Swamp, Irinya Swamp, Ittiz Swamp, Nuke Swamp, Slarti Swamp|
|Reproduction||Binary Fission, Conjugation|
|Average Width||Individual: Microscopic|
Large Colonies: 8-10cm wide
|Descendant(s)||Biln, Cnidusa, Clinging Cnidusa, Enomena, Luminbean, Morphous Swampbean, Swampmeans, Shockshell, Maritime Shockshell, Sea Shockshell|
|Kingdom||Protobia (Microbial life on Sagan IV)|
|Family||Phoenokarpatsidae (Swamp Beans and their relatives)|
|Genus||Phoenokarpats (Swamp Beans)|
|First Sighting||Ladymian Period|
|Last Sighting||Raptorian Period|
The Swamp Beans were a species of microscopic colonial swamp bean indigenous to the Bone Swamp, Hydro Marsh, Ichthy Swamp, Irinya Swamp, Ittiz Swamp, Nuke Swamp, Slarti Swamp on the planet of Sagan IV. Emerging during the Ladymian Period, they could be found in their home habitats for 132,142,857 years, into the beginning of the Raptorian Period, where they were replaced by the last of their descendants, the Morphous Swampbean.
The swamp beans are microscopic creatures that live in huge colonies at the bottom of many swamps around Sagan IV. They feed on the organic matter in the water. They also release a special protein that glues the organic matter around it together. Then, because of the weight, the matter sinks and falls to the swamp floor, making it easier for the beans to feed on it.