In a world I'm building, one of the most common creatures is the Limus genus. There are two species in this genus, the Limus silva and the Limus informis. The first is a standard slime that dwells in forests, swamps, and caves. The second is the mimic, a being that can change its color, shape, and texture to lure in prey and avoid predators. The idea I had for them was to be entirely made up of a gelatinous, acidic, cytoplasm-filled, mollusk capable of thought, sensing sound, and creating pseudopods, mimics are capable of changing color, shape, and texture as well. I am wondering if a creature like this could exist in a world similar to our own and what changes I would need to make it more realistic while keeping some core features.
The non-negotiable features are:
- texture changing for mimics
Other than that any features can be changed