Blue Sea Slug

By ,Ash Latham-Animal Profile

About The Blue Sea Slug

The Blue Sea Slug ranges from about 5 to 8 inches in total length.The longest recorded Blue Sea Slug is about 40cm.The creature is sliver on the back and dark and light blue ventrally.The Blue Sea Slug has dark blue stripes at the end of it's foot.It has a tapered body that is flattened and has six appendices that branch out in rays cerata. The radular teeth serrated teeth wear their blades.With the help of a gas-filled bag in the stomach, Blue glaucus floats on the surface. The location of the gas sac the sea swallow floats reversed. The dorsal surface, actually the foot and under, has either a blue or blue-white color. The true dorsal surface is completely silver-gray. This color is a case of counter-shading, which helps to protect it from predators from below, the sides and top. Blue glaucus is usually the blue ocean slug for good reason. The vibrant blue color is one of the most visually striking features of the animal. This feature was not only the evolutionary selected because of its appearance, but also provides protection against potential animal predators such as birds fly above the waters it inhabits.Blue Glaucus has a perfect example of a counter-shading. The belly, which floats on the sea surface, the blue and white color that matches the color of the ocean, while the dorsal side, which is down to the water's silver-gray to protect against predators. When Blue glaucus from the water, they tend to roll into a ball and then open them again when placed in water. They also flip over slowly when placed in water as their silver-gray surface faces the sky. The Blue Glaucus preys on other large pelagic creatures like the Portuguese Man o War, "by-the-wind sailor, blue and violet snail button. Occasionally the Blue Sea slug can also be cannibals.