If you go to warm, sandy, Indo-Pacific waters at night you'll have a chance of seeing this delicious-looking slug wandering around on the seabed. They reach about 3 to 7 cm (1 to 3 in) long, so it'll make for the perfect midnight snack if you happen to suffer from the same kind of bad habits I do.
|Image: Nick Hobgood|
Fluffy, yellow gills
Sounds like a good idea to me. I wouldn't want to do something silly like bite into a slug because I thought it looked like a pancake. No, sirree...
Now the Moon-headed Sidegill Slug can roam around and munch on any little creatures unfortunate enough to find themselves on the wrong side of the veil.
But it isn't easy when you look as tasty and chocolatey as the Moon-headed Sidegill Slug. So they need a few tricks of their own.
One thing they can do is swim away. The foot is so big and so thin that a bit of flapping launches them up and away.
Over, under, around... this pancake has options!