These cool creatures live in the open ocean (pelagic zone) throughout the oceans of the world. They can mostly be found where the Man of War Jellyfish live, in the Eastern and Southern Parts of South Africa. They spend the majority of their life floating upside-down on the tops of the water.
These Sea Swallows tend to swallow prey that would appear to be dangerous and harmful. They feed off of not only the venomous Portuguese Man of War, but also several other venomous species such as the by-the-wind-sailor, the blue button, and the violet snail. They may even become cannibalistic at times.
Their fingerlike projections (cerata) are feathers of venomous nematocysts that the slug derives from it’s preys poisons. It uses a gas filled sac in it’s stomach to rise to the surface, where they float dorsal side down. They are countershaded, with magnificent blue on the dorsal surface, and silver grey on the ventral surface. The blue protects the slugs from predators below, and the silver grey from the predators above.
It is not yet known on how they move, some say it is by wind, some believe they may actually use some sorts of body parts. These slugs are hermaphroditic, able to carry both male and female reproductive organs, and produce egg strings after reproduction.
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