Costasiella kuroshimae

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Costasiella kuroshimae
Costasiella cf kuroshimae.png
Costasiella cf. kuroshimae on Avrainvillea erecta. Locality: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. The length of the slug is about 1 cm.
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C. kuroshimae
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Costasiella kuroshimae
Ichikawa, 1993

Costasiella kuroshimae is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Costasiellidae.[1]

It has the ability to incorporate chloroplasts from the algae it feeds on into its body and use them to do photosynthesis (see kleptoplasty).

The type locality is Kuroshima, Taketomi, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.[2]

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  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Costasiella kuroshimae Ichikawa, 1993. Accessed through World Register of Marine Species on 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ Jensen K. R. (November 2007). "Biogeography of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia)". Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55(2006)(3-4): 255–281.

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