Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus atlanticus)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superfamily: Aeolidioidea
Family: Glaucidae
Species: G. antlanticus
Size: 3cm
Diet: Larger pelagic organisms like Portuguese Man o’ War, by-the-wind sailor, blue button, and violet snail
Distribution: Temperate and tropical waters like the East and South Coast of South Africa, European waters, east coast of Australia and Mozambique
Facts: The sea slug preys on poisonous organisms to them save their poison to use for its own protection.  It also floats upside down on the surface tension of the ocean water.


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