July 20, 1999
From: C. Carlson & P.J. Hoff
Here is an animal similar to the last Cyerce posting from the GBR. We have recorded 39 specimens; the largest measured 5.5mm. If they are the same, the pronounced difference in size is perplexing (but would make yours easier to dissect).
Lower animal 4.8mm, upper 3.2mm. On the reef between Cocos and Merizo, 6m; 27 September 1970.
Clay & Patty Jo
firstname.lastname@example.orgCarlson, C. & Hoff, P.J., 1999 (Jul 20) Cyerce sp. 1. - small version?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1083
Dear Clay & Patty Jo,
Your animals certainly look the same as the Great Barrier Reef specimens but the size difference is remarkable. Any evidence of reproduction, or is it possible that your animals for some reason (food shortage, predation etc) don't reach maturity?