Recluzia lutea (Bennett, 1840)

This species spends its entire life cycle (holeopelagic) at the oceans surface, attached by the foot to a raft of
mucus covered bubbles. It is carnivorous, preying on pelagic Cnidarians such as floating anemones. Less is known
about this genus than is about the related Janthina spp. Recluzia spp are rarely seen alive and images of living animals are even rarer.

Note the smaller male between the bubble raft and the larger animal

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