Cyerce elegans Bergh, 1888

Cyerce elegans is common in the Marshalls, and specimens have been observed at Enewetak, Kwajalein, and Bikini Atolls. It lives under dead coral rocks on lagoon reefs at depths of 5-15 meters. Seven measured specimens ranged from 12 to 55mm in length. Most often the animals are translucent whitish like the first one below, but some individuals are darker. This species is also common in Hawaii.

The one below has much more heavily lined dorsal paddles than is typical.

The specimen below was more translucent yellowish.

Color ranges all the way to the reddish brown figured below.

Create 22 January 2007
Updated 26 May 2007

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