Cyerce bourbonica Yonow, 2012

These small sacoglossans are usually uncommon but sometimes more abundant on lagoon reefs and in reef quarries at Enewetak and Kwajalein Atolls, where they live under dead coral rocks at depths of 1 to 5 meters. Eight measured specimens ranged from 4 to 10mm in length. They are similar to the animal figured on the Sea Slug Forum as Cyerce sp. 3 and are likely the same species, even though there is some color variation.We have also seen it in Hawaii. As noted for Hawaiian specimens by Cory Pittman on the Forum, this species can swim by flapping its paddles up and down.

Created 7 February 2007
Updated 19 October 2015

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