young, 4.9 mm
Babakina indopacifica Gosliner, et. al., 2007
|Maximum Size: 14 mm.
aeolid has a rose-colored body with a yellow head and
bright red-orange rhinophores that are fused at the base.
is a moderately rare, nocturnally active aeolid that has been found in
protected to exposed
rocky habitats from 1-17 m (3-55 ft).
Maui, Oahu and Kauai: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
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.
PF: 14 mm: off Makena, Maui; Aug. 31, 1992.
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