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Babakina indopacifica
Gosliner, et. al., 2007
 
Babakina indopacifica
Maximum Size:  14 mm.

Identification:  This distinctive aeolid has a rose-colored body with a yellow head and bright red-orange rhinophores that are fused at the base.

Natural History:  Babakina indopacifica is a moderately rare, nocturnally active aeolid that has been found in protected to exposed rocky habitats from 1-17 m (3-55 ft).

Distribution:  Maui, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  This species was recently split from Babakina festiva. (Gosliner, et. al., 2007) It was first recorded in Hawaii at Makua, Oahu by Scott Johnson on May 29, 1985. It was named for its Indo-Pacific distribution.

Photo:   PF: 14 mm: off Makena, Maui; Aug. 31, 1992.

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