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Fairy Lights Nudibranch

Cyerce elegans

Description:

Nudibranch was about 4-6cm long and had blue "lights" inside each flower petal. It was found at depth of 15ft. It is a Cyerce Nudibranch, but I'm not sure what specific species. Feeds on sea grass

Habitat:

Sea Grass beds at fairly shallow depths.

Notes:

This is a color varation to the normal yellowish or orange.

No species ID suggestions

6 Comments

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 10 months ago

Yes Daniele. It looks like Cyerce elegans. I posted it on a nudibranch identification forum and they confirmed. Thanks.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Possibly Cyerce elegans?
http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/6902

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Andrew, it looks similar to this one which was unidentified at the time...
http://forums-naturalistes.forums-actifs...

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 10 months ago

Thanks for your kind comment SukanyaDatta.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 10 months ago

Such a delicate beauty. Thank you andreweleighton for bringing above the surface such lovely spottings from under the waves.

Negros Oriental, Philippines

Lat: 9.18, Long: 123.26

Spotted on Jun 14, 2016
Submitted on Mar 27, 2017

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