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Favorinus
mirabilis
Baba, 1955
 
Favorinus mirabilis
Maximum size:  4.5 mm.

Identification:  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 the head.

Natural history:  Favorinus mirabilis 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.

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

Taxonomic notes:  First recorded in Hawaii off Makena, Maui by PF on Aug. 31, 1995.

Photo:  CP: 4.5 mm; some cerata autotomized: Airport Beach, Maui; May 25, 2008.

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