Sea Sheep? This Adorable Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize

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Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize

We all love to know about sea creatures. Though it is hard to see them without diving, few opportunities are there to observe and understand the behaviors. The sea is more profound and broader than you think, and it is a natural habitat for thousands of animals.

Sea slugs are tiny animals that live under the sea. Costasiella kuroshimae is a sea slug calls as ‘leaf slug’ or ‘leaf sheep.’ These monikers were given because of the appearance of sheep or a bunch of leaves. It can grow up to 5mm in easily found near Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The most exciting fact about this little fellow is they are the only sea creatures in the world that can perform photosynthesis.

This cute little sea sheep is a sea slug that loves to eat algae

Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize
Image credits: Jim Lynn

It is one of the only creatures in the world that can use algae to photosynthesize!

Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize
Image credits: Jim Lynn

These little nibblers have been found everywhere from Japan to Indonesia and the Philippines

Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize
Image credits: Randi Ang
Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize
Image credits: Johnny Chiu
Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize
Image credits: Lynn Wu

More info: seaslugforum.net

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