New worm-snail is a super slimer

Invasive species in Florida Keys shoots ‘copious amounts of mucus’ to catch prey

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DOWN THE HATCH  Thylacodes vandyensis, a new species of worm-snail named after the ship it was found on, oozes out a mucus web to trap prey. It then reels the web back in, eating both prey and the web itself.

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