'Leaf Sheep Sea Slug' International Collection Original Painting Series by Mirree Contemporary Dreamtime Animal Dreaming


'Leaf Sheep Sea Slug' International Collection Original Painting Series by Mirree Contemporary Dreamtime Animal Dreaming


One of a kind Australian Aboriginal Contemporary Original Painting by Mirree.

What a rare sight to see one of Mirree's original paintings.

Size: 15.2cm in length x 15.2cm height x 1.9cm in width 6' x 6'

Media: Professional Acrylics on Premium 480gsm Indian Canvas, stretched over kiln-dried, heavy-duty solid pine stretcher bars, which are rigorously tested for warp-resistance and ready to hang on the wall or placed standing up-right on your favourite table!

Your Professional canvas is acid-free, archival quality and beautifully responsive to every brushstroke.

You will receive 1 Original Painting ready to hang, with 'Leaf Sheep Sea Slug' story postcard & 'About Mirree' postcard.

Postage to QLD, NSW, VIC, WA, ACT, TAS in Australia = $10
Worldwide postage is available = $29

'Leaf Sheep Sea Slug' (Costasiella kuroshimae) ~ International Collection

Leaf sheep slugs stand out due to their remarkable talent of kleptoplasty. They consume algae and store the algae's chloroplasts, which are vital to photosynthesis. This enables the slugs to turn light energy into food, boosting their nutrition. This special adaptation is reflected in their vivid green color. In a way, leaf sheep slugs have the capacity to do photosynthesis like plants, making it difficult to differentiate between animal and plant life in the ocean. 

This adaptation is an example of convergent evolution, as they have evolved to take advantage of a similar environment in different ways. Other ocean-dwelling creatures such as coral and sea slugs have evolved the ability to photosynthesize as well. The leaf sheep slug's adaptation is advantageous because it allows them to survive in environments with limited food sources. This adaptation is also beneficial as it helps the leaf sheep slugs to conserve energy, as they no longer need to constantly search for food.

The ability to perform photosynthesis is a unique adaptation that gives the leaf sheep slug a competitive advantage in its environment. This adaptation has allowed them to thrive and contribute to their vibrant green color. By understanding the kleptoplasty adaptation of the leaf sheep slug, we can gain insight into the fascinating world of convergent evolution.
They are found living in tropical climates in the waters near Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
They are very small in size at 5 millimetres up to 1cm.

The sea slug represents moving towards a COMING SOON...

Picture & Story © by Mirree



Mirree is a Contemporary Aboriginal Artist from Wiradjuri country in NSW Australia. She has been painting since a teenager; she wishes to share her gift of painting & story telling to the world. Purchase Mirree’s Art here: www.dreamsofcreation.com OR follow her on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artbymirree

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