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


@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..."

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