Adorable Sea Slug Loves Eating Algae So Much It Can Photosynthesize

Known as the Costasiella Kuroshimae also nicknamed "leaf sheep", this type of sea slug species is a shell-less cutie-pie that remains one of the only creatures in the world capable of using algae to photosynthesize.

When they consume algae they suck out the chloroplasts to store in their own bodies for energy using a process known as kleptoplasty. Usually only single-celled organisms are capable of this process but the leaf sheep is a special species that is literally a solar-powered slug.


Inga kommentarer:

Skicka en kommentar