Cyerce sp. 5

Image courtesy of Mike Bartick
Photo taken at Romblon Island, Philippines

Hold onto your socks when you look at this great shot from Mike Bartick. Yikes - it shows everything you need to see to identify this undescribed sacoglossid (see page 72 bottom right in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification. .

The fine opaque white specks along the edge of the flat cerata and the reddish brown markings and fine lines on the head and rhinophores are particularly characteristic. First sighted in the Marshall Islands, it is now known from the Philippines also. Romblon Island is turning out to be a pretty special place.

Great find Mike!

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
May., 2016
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Mike Bartick as managing editor for California Dive Magazine
Mike Bartick is a Marine Wildlife Photographer residing in Anilao, Philippines, with an insatiable love for finding unique marine life, observing and photographing its behavior and sharing his insight and knowledge with others. His curiosity and drive for first-hand experience has lead him across the globe in search of that special critter encounter. Mike is a widely published Photographer, writer and international speaker with work appearing monthly in international magazines, websites and internet publications. He also hosts photo clinics and seminars concentrating on the different aspects of Underwater Photography and the natural history of South East Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Mikes Gear- Mike is currently shooting with a Nikon D7100 in a sea and sea housing. He uses Sea and Sea strobes and or INON Z240. Mike also uses the Retra Ultimate Snoot in many of his images to eliminate busy backgrounds and to halite his subject

Mike is regarded as an expert in his field and enjoys being in the water as much as possible and agrees that the next best thing to being there, is talking about his experiences.

Mike is the Photo-pro for Crystal Blue Resort i Anilao, Philippines. He hosts Photo and natural history workshops each month and is usually underwater.

Contact him by e-mail- at for more info or visit the Crystal Blue Resort Website where Mike is the GM.

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