Favorinus mirabilis Baba,
|Maximum size: 4.5 mm.
This species is distinctive among Hawaiian Favorinus in having black
perfoliate rhinophores with white tips. The body is translucent cream
flecked with white and the cerata have mottled cream cores and small
white spots at their tips. There is a yellow and red patch on top of
is known from only two small animals found at depths between 7
and 19 m (23 and 62 ft) in Halimeda
kanaloana beds. Like other members of its genus, it feeds on
the eggs of other opisthobranchs.
Maui: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
First recorded in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on Aug. 31, 1995.
4.5 mm; some cerata autotomized: Airport Beach, Maui; May 25, 2008.
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