Sunday, 26 July 2015

Adorable "Leaf Sheep" Sea Slugs Look like Green Algae

If you thought that sea bunnies were so cute, then you’ve to change your thoughts and here’s chance to one more underwater treasure that will make you automatically say “aww!" Costasiella kuroshimae (also referred to as "leaf sheep" and "Shaun the sheep") is a species of sacoglossan sea slug whose beady eyes and flat face make it just look like an attractive cartoon sheep. Moreover few droopy feelers and a phosphorescent, leaf-like body, and this little adorable may just be the prettiest slug in the ocean! The stunning “Costasiella kuroshimae”, can grow up to 5 millimeters in length; can be found near Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. In the first look they graze on green algae, and use the chloroplasts from their food to manufacturing their own vitality in a process called kleptoplasty. One of the only non-plant organisms in the world that can do photosynthesis, leaf sheep can live up to a few months on the energy formed from “kleptoplasty”. Check Out Video at Youtube

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