July 8, 1999
From: Clay Carlson
Here are a couple of elderly Cyerce shots. Both were doctored up quite a few years ago for use as Xmas cards. We have a number of polybranchs but have not done much with the limited literature we have on the beasts.
UPPER: Cyerce nigricans Pease, 1866), 22mm; Guam, Bile Bay, reef flat; 2 April 1971. Host: Chlorodesmis fastigiata
[Bergh named this species Cyerce nigra var. ocellata Bergh, 1873; Samoa]
LOWER: Cyerce nigra Bergh, 1871, 15mm. Chuuk, Ueno, reef flat; 2 July 1973. Host: ?
firstname.lastname@example.orgCarlson, C. & Hoff, P.J., 1999 (Jul 8) Photos of Cyerce. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1027
Thanks very much for the photos. They may be old but they are better than mine. I've decide to keep Cyerce nigricans and Cyerce nigra separate. I am not sure they are distinct, but the colour differences are quite large, and keeping them separate may stimulate discussion.
Cyerce nigra from Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
From: Clinton Bauder, July 6, 2007
Cyerce nigra and C. nigricans – swimming behaviour
From: Julie Marshall, December 5, 2001
Cyerce nigra & C. nigricans
From: C.Carlson & P.J.Hoff , April 11, 2000