Seeing how much you liked our "Sea Bunny" and "Sea Sheep" post, we decided to dive deeper to see what else is hidden beneath the sea. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the ocean is full cute slugs!

Most of these “slugs” are actually snails that have lost their shells and gained new characteristics through evolution. For example, sacoglossans are sometimes called “solar-powered sea slugs” because they use chloroplasts from the algae they eat in their own tissue.

Vote for your favorite, or if you happen to be a deep-sea diver, post  your own pictures below!

#1

Sea Sheep (Costasiella Kuroshimae)

Sea Sheep (Costasiella Kuroshimae)

Jim Lynn Report

Kat
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's so cute..looks like a cow or sheep with a bad perm and hair color!! Lol

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#2

Blue Angel (Glaucus Atlanticus)

Blue Angel (Glaucus Atlanticus)

Blue Angel (Glaucus Atlanticus)

Paul Hypnos Report

#3

Phyllodesmium Poindimiei

Phyllodesmium Poindimiei

Ken Thongpila Report

Kat
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! It's gorgeous!! So psychedelic!! This would make a cool black light poster!!

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#4

Dirona Albolineata

Dirona Albolineata

Jeff Goddard Report

Kat
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So ghostly and mystical looking!!

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#6

Janolus Fuscus

Janolus Fuscus

Daniel Hershman Report

Kat
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't believe how beautiful all these little sea creatures are! We take for granted how amazing our Planet is! And we don't seem to have a problem destroying all the wonderful and amazing things God has giving us...

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#7

Hypselodoris Kanga

Hypselodoris Kanga

Doug Anderson Report

#8

Cyerce Nigricans

Cyerce Nigricans

Allen Lee Report

#9

Sea Bunny (Acanthodoris Pilosa)

Sea Bunny (Acanthodoris Pilosa)

Jim Anderson Report

#10

Leaf Slug (Elysia Chlorotica)

Leaf Slug (Elysia Chlorotica)

genealogyreligion.net Report

HalfeyHalphstein
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This sea slug is capable of producing its own food from photosynthesis. The green pigment inside its body is really chlorophyll, the same pigment found in green plants used to absorb the light energy for photosynthesis. However this sea slug did not make the chlorophyll itself, instead it was obtained from the algae they consumed at earlier stage of their life.

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#11

Lettuce Sea Slug (Elysia Crispata)

Lettuce Sea Slug (Elysia Crispata)

Ashley Hauck Report

AshleyHauck
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks for picking up my photo of E. crispata! Here's an excerpt from my blog about it: Lettuce Sea Slug With a name like E. crispata and an appearance like curly salad greens, the Lettuce Sea Slug could almost find itself at home in your crisper drawer. It looks like a nudibranch, and those who know me know I love nudibranchs, but it isn't. It's not even closely related to nudibranchs. It belongs to a different category of slug entirely, known as "sap-sucking slugs," named for its propensity for slurping the juicy bits out of the algae it eats. It even retains chloroplasts in its tissues that provide it with sugars. AND it's frilly. Sweet. - See more at: http://www.ashleyhauck.com/blog/curacao-slugs-snails-spirobranchs/

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#12

Flabellina Iodinea

Flabellina Iodinea

imgur.com Report

Denise Liebmann
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to see this one in motion....but that is true of all these beauties.

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#13

Janolus Barbarensis

Janolus Barbarensis

Tory Kallman Report

KevinGarry
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a Janolus fuscus and NOT a J. barbarensis, which are tipped with orange and blue.

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#14

Chromodoris Alius

Chromodoris Alius

Eugene Lim Report

#16

Mediterranean Cow (Vaquita Suiza)

Mediterranean Cow (Vaquita Suiza)

Javier Atero Report

#18

Willan's Chromodoris

Willan's Chromodoris

Allen Lee Report

#19

Hermissenda Crassicornis

Hermissenda Crassicornis

Jett Britnell Report

SSSnifferWolf !
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks neon! Is it glowing also?! Wow! 🤩 10/10 alien sea slug

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#20

Phyllidiella Pustulosa

Phyllidiella Pustulosa

Sheraca Report

#21

Flabellina

Flabellina

Dani Barchana Report

Tania Robinson
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's the name i love! I might name my daughter Flabellina.

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#22

Glossodoris Atromarginata

Glossodoris Atromarginata

Sylke Rohrlach Report

Jerry Matlock
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Accepted scientific name is Doriprismatica atromarginata and commonly referred as the Black-margin Nudibranch

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#23

Unknown

Unknown

Todd Aki Report

#24

Glossodoris Atromarginata

Glossodoris Atromarginata

Stefan Follows Report

Yayoi
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like a shiitake mushroom with 2 ears ;)

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#26

Banyuls Sec Vallenti

Banyuls Sec Vallenti

Kevin Bourdon Report

#27

Mexichromis Multituberculata

Mexichromis Multituberculata

Irwin Ang Report

#29

Ceratosoma Amoena

Ceratosoma Amoena

Alistair Merrifield Report

SSSnifferWolf !
Community Member
2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cupcake with horns instead of frosting

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#30

Phyllodesmium Opalescens

Phyllodesmium Opalescens

Irwin Ang Report

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#31

Trinchesia Yamasui Hamatani

Trinchesia Yamasui Hamatani

Jun V Lao Report

#35

Cuthona Sibogae

Cuthona Sibogae

Brian Mayes Report

Mike New
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Prepare to launch missiles!

#36

Phyllodesmium Serratum

Phyllodesmium Serratum

Klaus Stiefel Report

#37

Onchidoris Bilamellata

Onchidoris Bilamellata

Alexander Semenov Report

#38

Okenia Hopkinsia Rosacea

Okenia Hopkinsia Rosacea

Matt Knoth Report

#40

Phyllidia Ocellata

Phyllidia Ocellata

Bo Pardau Report

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#42

Chromodoris Sinensis

Chromodoris Sinensis

Eugene Lim Report

#43

Nembrotha Kubaryana

Nembrotha Kubaryana

Karen Honeycutt Report

#44

Goniobranchus Albopunctatus

Goniobranchus Albopunctatus

Todd Aki Report

#47

Chromodoris Reticulata

Chromodoris Reticulata

Alvin Toh Report

#48

Melibe Leonina

Melibe Leonina

www.ashleyhauck.com Report

Miranda Tagliamonte
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love these things. They have terrifying giant mouth-hoods, and yet they still have those little bunny-ear-like rhinophores on their heads. They’re like nightmare bunnies. Also, they release watermelon-scented defensive toxins.

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#49

Hooded Nudibranchs

Hooded Nudibranchs

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#50

Marionia Platyctenea

Marionia Platyctenea

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raelyn rice
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it just me or is this slug flipping the bird lol 🖕

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#51

Ceratosoma Brevicaudatum- Victoria,australia

Ceratosoma Brevicaudatum- Victoria,australia

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Rachelle Oliver
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All very beautiful and interesting. God always amazes me ! 👣👣👣

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