The popular â€œDancing with the Starsâ€ have sent droves of people to dance studios to brush up on their moves. Perhaps they should also check out the awesome moves by this large, colourful and beautiful sea slug from the Red Sea. Hexabranchus sanguineus is its Latin name which means â€œsix-gills blood-colored â€œ but its common name, Spanish Dancer, is perfect for it â€œswimsâ€ just like the frilly skirt movements of a flamenco dancer.
The video really captures the graceful moves of this creature which one scientist described as â€œeroticâ€. But most are fascinated by what seems like an inefficient way of moving around - although it is â€œlocomotion with styleâ€. The slug is moving fairly fast in the video, probably in response to â€œThe light! The light! - I must get away from the bright light!â€
Spanish Dancing Sea Slugs
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