This aquatic creature crawls over rocks by holding on with its suckers. The suckers are also mouths capable of sucking algae (and barnacles and bryozoans) off the rocks. The bulbs shown above are the stomachs. They are divided like lemons inside, but with an open center. This allows sections to be pinched off by the walls moving closer together. Each of the ten stomachs can hold up to eight meals separately, for a total of eighty meals at different stages of digestion before one has to be emptied to make room for another meal. The legs are extended by turgor pressure. Fluid pumped into each section makes them straight and rigid. Each black band is capable of contracting to separate the legs into sections of differing fluid levels in order to control how far each leg extends. The spots at the end of each stomach/foot are eyespots.
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