When you think sea slugs I bet the last word that comes to mind is “cute”. Slugs are easily one of the grossest animals in the world, or so I used to believe. Meet the Jorunna parva, a tiny Indo-Pacific sea slug that’s decked out in the cutest colors. However, despite their visual similarity to bunnies, they share little in common.
Their soft fur-like appearance is actually caused by groups of tiny rods called caryophyllidia that bunch around black nubs. Their “ears” are rhinophores, and they help detect chemicals instead of sounds. Although they may look cute and fluffy they’re also very toxic so you’ll have to be content to admire them from a distance.
Once again it goes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
To see some sea bunnies in action check out the video below!