Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

''Costasiella kuroshimae'' is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Costasiellidae. It has the ability to incorporate chloroplasts from the algae it feeds on into its body and use them to do photosynthesis.

The type locality is Kuroshima, Taketomi, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderPlakobranchacea
FamilyCostasiellidae
GenusCostasiella
SpeciesC. kuroshimae
Photographed in
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