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Sea Slug

March 23, 2022

Sea Slugs are members of class Gastropoda and are grouped under Kingdom Animalia. The scientific name of a Sea Slug is Nudibranchia, and it belongs to the phylum of mollusks. Sea slugs do not have shells, and they are available in different shapes and sizes across the world.

Facts about the Sea Slugs

  • There are over 3,000 species of Sea Slugs found in oceans and seas, but some can be found in aquariums. 
  • Sea Slugs can become the predators of each other when they are not eating Algae, Jellyfish, and bryozoans. 
  • Like other sea life, Sea Slugs breathe using gills.
  • The main threats of Sea Slugs include; loss of habitat, overfishing, pollution, Lobsters, Crab, and Aquatic life such as fish.
  • Sea Slugs can be found in Estuaries, rocky shores, and coral reefs.
  • They live in groups known as mollusks groups and are common in Eastern Australia, the Tropics, and the Polar regions.
  • Sea Slugs have male and female reproductive organs. Therefore, they can mate with any slug of the same species.
  • They communicate using chemical signals to notify others of oncoming danger.
  • They aren’t known for their speediness. These invertebrates move at a speed of 0.18 mph.
  • Some Sea Slugs have bright colors and bold patterns that are extremely poisonous.
  • Sea Slugs are eaten by humans and are recognized for their medicinal value in the Far East.
  • The Lifespan of Sea Slugs is 1 to 4 years, depending on its species.


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