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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.

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5 Comments

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 4 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

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

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 4 years ago

Thanks for your kind comment SukanyaDatta.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

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

andreweleighton
Spotted by
andreweleighton

Negros Oriental, Philippines

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

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