Technically, they are called Costasiella kuroshimae…
… but their informal name is ‘Leaf Sheep.’ They’re one of the only animals in the world that can perform photosynthesis; they eat algae, suck out the chloroplasts, and incorporate them into their own bodies.
It’s a phenomenon known as functional kleptoplasty, if you want to get all geeky and technical about it (which I do). Basically it means they’re kind of like solar-powered slugs!
FIRST ITEM-SPECIFIC ILLUSTRATION! (I just- really wanted to see how they’d all look on a mug and I’m glad they look kinda okay ;u;)
I’ll be making more appropriate sizes for photo prints and cases if you’re all into that but for now I’ll just celebrate this small victory- feel free to drop by my RedBubble for more sheeple and other cute stuff~ (or at least, more in the near future)