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These Cute Slugs Are The Bunnies Of The Sea

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockJul 17 2015, 16:51 UTC
1177 These Cute Slugs Are The Bunnies Of The Sea
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Slugs aren’t the immediate go-to when you’re thinking of cute, small animals. They are slimy and squidgy and they leave trails of ick wherever they wander. 

But if the slug looked like a different, more commonly-thought-of-as-cute animal, well…

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Introducing this fluffy-looking creature.


ダイブストアエグザイル/YouTube.

This is Jorunna parva, a species of sea slug. Measuring up to a petite 2 centimeters long (0.79 inches), this slug looks quite like a bunny with pointy ears and a fuzzy tail.

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ダイブストアエグザイル/YouTube.

J. parva is native to the Indian Ocean, where it’s commonly found along the ocean floor. Its black pointy ears are actually rhinophores, which it uses to taste and smell chemicals as it wriggles along in the water.


ダイブストアエグザイル/YouTube.

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Check out this video from YouTube user ダイブストアエグザイル to watch these oddly cute sea slugs in action.

 

 

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[H/T: The Verge]


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