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Baeolidia ransoni
(Pruvot-Fol, 1956)
 
Baeolidia ransoni
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Identification:  This is a flattened, translucent-gray aeolid densely flecked with brown and white spots.

Natural history:  Baeolidia ransoni is known from two animals found in moderately protected rocky habitats. Unlike most members of its family, it feeds and zoanthiniarians of the genus Palythoa rather than on anemones.

Distribution:  Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  This species is listed on some sites as Aeolidiopsis ransoni (it was transferred to Baeolidia in Carmona, et. al., 2013). It was first recorded in Hawaii from Makena, Maui, Maui by PF in Aug., 1993.

Photo:  Terry Gosliner: Napili Bay, Maui; April, 1994.

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