These slugs cut off their own heads when they want a new body

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Looking like opened pea pods with a lustrous sheen, the sea slugs Elysia cf. marginata and Elysia atroviridis aren’t your average gastropods. First off, they’re members of sacoglossa, a clade of slugs known for taking the algae from marine plants and integrating the chloroplasts from that algae into their own cells, allowing them to get energy from sunlight. These two slug species are also capable of extreme regeneration; they can sever their heads and grow entirely new bodies.

Period8-Mar-2021 → 9-Mar-2021

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Media coverage

  • TitleEstas babosas se cortan la cabeza cuando necesitan un cuerpo nuevo
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGizmodo en Español
    Media typeWeb
    CountrySpain
    Date09/03/2021
    DescriptionLas babosas marinas Elysia cf. marginata y Elysia atroviridis no son un gasterópodo cualquiera. En primer lugar, forman parte de las sacoglossas, un clado de babosas conocido por alimentarse de algas marinas e integrar los cloroplastos de esas algas dentro de sus propias células, lo cual les permite obtener energía de la luz solar. Estas dos especies de babosas también son capaces de regenerar su cuerpo hasta niveles extremos: pueden seccionar su cabeza y todavía ser capaces de hacer crecer un cuerpo completamente nuevo.
    Producer/AuthorIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://es.gizmodo.com/estas-babosas-se-cortan-la-cabeza-cuando-necesitan-un-c-1846436604
    PersonsElise Laetz
  • TitleEstas babosas se cortan la cabeza cuando necesitan un cuerpo nuevo
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMSN Latino
    Media typeWeb
    CountrySpain
    Date09/03/2021
    DescriptionLas babosas marinas Elysia cf. marginata y Elysia atroviridis no son un gasterópodo cualquiera. En primer lugar, forman parte de las sacoglossas, un clado de babosas conocido por alimentarse de algas marinas e integrar los cloroplastos de esas algas dentro de sus propias células, lo cual les permite obtener energía de la luz solar. Estas dos especies de babosas también son capaces de regenerar su cuerpo hasta niveles extremos: pueden seccionar su cabeza y todavía ser capaces de hacer crecer un cuerpo completamente nuevo.
    Producer/AuthorIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://www.msn.com/es-us/noticias/otras/estas-babosas-se-cortan-la-cabeza-cuando-necesitan-un-cuerpo-nuevo/ar-BB1eoNs3
    PersonsElise Laetz
  • TitleThese slugs cut off their own heads when they want a new body
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGizmodo
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date08/03/2021
    DescriptionLooking like opened pea pods with a lustrous sheen, the sea slugs Elysia cf. marginata and Elysia atroviridis aren’t your average gastropods. First off, they’re members of sacoglossa, a clade of slugs known for taking the algae from marine plants and integrating the chloroplasts from that algae into their own cells, allowing them to get energy from sunlight. These two slug species are also capable of extreme regeneration; they can sever their heads and grow entirely new bodies.
    Producer/AuthorIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://gizmodo.com/these-slugs-cut-off-their-own-heads-when-they-want-a-ne-1846428980
    PersonsElise Laetz
  • TitleThese slugs cut off their own heads when they want a new body
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGizmodo Australia
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date08/03/2021
    DescriptionLooking like opened pea pods with a lustrous sheen, the sea slugs Elysia cf. marginata and Elysia atroviridis aren’t your average gastropods. First off, they’re members of sacoglossa, a clade of slugs known for taking the algae from marine plants and integrating the chloroplasts from that algae into their own cells, allowing them to get energy from sunlight. These two slug species are also capable of extreme regeneration; they can sever their heads and grow entirely new bodies.
    Producer/AuthorIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/03/these-slugs-cut-off-their-own-heads-when-they-want-a-new-body/
    PersonsElise Laetz