• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Pölzer

  • Scientific Name: Cyerce elegans, Bergh, 1870

At first glance the Elegant Butterfly Seaslug (Cyerce elegans) may look like a pale critter covered in wings, but with a careful look Cyerce elegans perfectly embodies its name. Also a species of butterfly sea slug, it boasts translucent cerata that are white, cream, brownish or reddish in color (depending on its diet and locality) and have luminous, defined edges as well as iridescent blue and green spots near the base. The head features bifurcate rhinophores similar to Cyerce nigra.