If you thought that sea bunnies were so cute that you’ve to change your thoughts. Here’s a chance to one more underwater treasure that will make you automatically say “aww!”. Costasiella kuroshimae  (also referred to as “leaf sheep” and “Shaun the sheep”) is a species of sacoglossan sea slug. Whose beady eyes and flat face make it just look like an attractive cartoon sheep. Moreover, few droopy feelers and a phosphorescent, leaf-like body, and this little adorable may just be the prettiest slug in the ocean!
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The stunning Costasiella kuroshimae can grow up to 5 millimeters in length. It can be found near the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. In the first look, they graze on green algae. They are using the chloroplasts from their food to manufacturing their own vitality in a process called kleptoplasty. One of the few non-plant organisms in the world that can do photosynthesis, leaf sheep. This can live up to a few months on the energy formed from “kleptoplasty”. Check out the video of Costasiella kuroshimae.
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Adorale Costasiella kuroshimae (referred to "leaf sheep" and "Shaun the sheep") is a species of sacoglossan sea slug Look like Green Algae
Adorale Costasiella kuroshimae (referred to as “leaf sheep” and “Shaun the sheep”) is a species of sacoglossan sea slug Look like Green Algae
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Originally posted 2017-11-20 09:39:34.

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