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Marianina rosea
(Pruvot-Fol, 1930)
 
Marianina rosea
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Identification:  This is a distinctive species with a bright violet body, white bifid cerata and orange-tipped rhinophores.

Natural history:  Marianina rosea feeds on hydroids, unlike most tritoniids.

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

Taxonomic notes:  Some authors place this species in its own family, the Marianinidae. It was first recorded in Hawaii from Oahu by Gustav Paulay in Dec. 2008.

Photo:  Gustav Paulay: Oahu; Dec. 2008.

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