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Elysia crispata/Lettuce Sea Slug ... kleptoplasty is the energy-providing mechanism that gives the Sacoglossan’s the nickname, “solar-powered sea slugs”, and E. crispata the name, “lettuce sea slug.” As algal food is being digested, the chloroplasts are absorbed into the cells lining the digestive tract and up into their parapodia.[7] ..Given the variation in their diet, chloroplasts from different algal species have been found to be taken up into the same cells, functioning normally…