Gallery: Sea Slug Can Throw Away its Penis and Grow a New One


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Red and white sea slugs that roam the warm waters of Southeast Asia just may be the envy of the animal world, given their ability to discard and re-grow a penis again and again. The Chromodoris reticulata is a hermaphroditic slug that, once mating is complete, can cast off its penis into the water. Twenty-four hours later, a new, fledgling penis unfurls from inside the slug, replacing the discarded one.

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