Amazing half-animal, half-plant Tauheed Ahmad September 8, 2016 Amazing & Incredible, Animals 3328 The Elysia Chlorotica (common name the eastern emerald elysia) is sea slug is not like most sea slugs. Researchers refer to this animal as being “solar-powered,” since it undergoes several plant-like processes and resembles a leaf! This creature has chloroplasts that let him to convert sunlight into energy, so yes, it undergoes photosynthesis. The Elysia Chlorotica sea slug, distinct some of the more exotic animals we see here on Greenamajigger, can be found close to home! By close, it means the east coast of the United States. It lives in a subcellular endosymbiotic relationship with chloroplasts of the marine heterokont alga Vaucheria litorea. It is feeding on algae; this amazing animal has a weird way of sustaining life. Because it needs to eat plants to maintain its existence, but the only thing that it takes from what it eats are chloroplasts, which help it undergo photosynthesis more easily! So, is the elysia chlorotica a plant? Yes. Is it an animal? Yes. Mind Blown! Originally posted 2014-10-14 12:42:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related PostsAdorable “Leaf Sheep” Sea Slugs Look like Green AlgaeLife Cycle of ButterflyTiger and Goat, Connect as Fast Friends Even Given to Him as Live FoodBeautiful Sea Creature “Nudibranch”Mike the Headless ChickenMarine Iguanas; The Most Disgusting clumsy LizardsA Cute Miniature Horse Give Therapeutic Benefits for People When They’re Really in Need of ThemA Penguin Swims 8,000KM Every Year to See his Friend Who Saved His Life Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.