The Adorable Leaf Slug That Can Photosynthesize

Some say it’s a little adorable sheep, others say no it looks slightly more like a cow, but instead it’s called the Costasiella Kuroshimae, a little sea slug with cute beady little eyes and little feelers that makes it looks super cartoonish, and it feeds on algae!

This amazing little sea slug also goes by the names ‘leaf slug’, ‘leaf sheep’, or ‘salty ocean caterpillar’.

They are mainly found in the waters near Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

The little leaf slug size ranges from 5 millimeters to around 1 centimeter in length. Super tiny! Ridiculously adorable though and one of the few select creatures in the world that can use algae to photosynthesize. Technically, making it a solar-powered slug.

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