How to use sea slug in a sentence
That is, if you’re one of two kinds of rippling, green-tinged sea slugs.A sea slug’s head can crawl around and grow a whole new body | Susan Milius | April 30, 2021 | Science News For Students
“As far as we know,” Yusa says, this is the first report of such a dramatic “whole-body” regeneration in any sea slug.A sea slug’s head can crawl around and grow a whole new body | Susan Milius | April 30, 2021 | Science News For Students
The head of a sea slug can take several hours to rip itself loose from its body, so Mitoh and Yusa doubt that de-heading helps when predators attack.
Instead, a detachable body could give the sea slug a drastic, but effective, way of dealing with parasites.
On close inspection, the researchers found that sea slugs have a slight groove looped on the back of the head region that seems to work as a break-here zone.
On the reefs of the Southern Ocean is found a kind of sea-slug termed the Beche-de-mer.
A more beautiful example of a phosphorescent mollusk is presented by a sea-slug called Phyllirho bucephala.Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) | Various
Sea-cucumbers, as they are popularly called, are also known by the name of trepang and sea-slug.Harper's Young People, November 25, 1879 | Various
Tall he stood in his garment of black, facing the Great sea slug, and lifting on high his hand with the crucifix in it.White Shadows in the South Seas | Frederick O'Brien
To touch him was death, for Great sea slug had given him a feast and put upon him the white tapa, emblem of sacredness.White Shadows in the South Seas | Frederick O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for sea slug
any of various shell-less marine gastropod molluscs, esp those of the order Nudibranchia: See nudibranch
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Scientific definitions for sea slug
Any of various colorful marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia, lacking a shell and gills but having fringelike projections that serve as respiratory organs. Also called nudibranch
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