As a country with great biodiversity, the islands of the Philippines are home to thousands of aquatic animals, many of which are unique to our geographic location. It is no wonder then, that some of the most beautiful marine critters are found around our home: Romblon Island. “Butterfly seaslugs”, who are all members of the sacoglossans or sap-sucking sea slugs, are one of the most favorite subjects of our guests/underwater macro photographers as they are rarely found in other destinations and exceptional beautiful marine critters. They all “flap their wings” when moving which has a strong resemblance to flying butterflies.
Here are some of our favorite species under this group.
Cyerce sp. 4 (NSSI) | Honeycomb Butterfly Seaslug The body of this animal can easily be seen because its translucent cerata. It can, however, effortlessly blend in with its environment thanks to the brown [...]
Tiger Butterfly Seaslug (Cyerce nigra) This species of butterfly sea slug is highlighted in our company logo and stands for the special marine fauna of Romblon Island. Cyerce nigra is well-known for its cerata [...]
Cyerce sp. /Cyerce cf. bourbonica (Flower Butterfly Seaslug) The most distinctive feature of this Cyerce species is its translucent, brownish cerata adorned with spots, scattered white marks, and highlighted edges that bear a resemblance [...]