The Leaf Sheep consumes so much algae that the chlorophyll in its own cells produce energy ⚡️

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@stux So cool!!

For another variation of the slug-leaf hybrid, see Elysia chlorotica.

"It punctures the algal cell wall with its radula, then holds the algal strand firmly in its mouth and sucks out the contents as from a straw. Instead of digesting the entire cell contents, or passing the contents through its gut unscathed, it retains only the chloroplasts..."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elysia_c

(image source: flickr.com/photos/44919417@N04)

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