September 10, 2007
From: Ian Skipworth
Here's Babakina caprinsulensis from the Poor Knights. This is only the second time I've found it. I thought I'd send you the pic because my previous find of this slug seemed to generate some interest and this one's colouring is a little different.
Locality: Poor Knights Islands, 15 metres, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, 02 September 2007, Rocky reef. Length: 8mm. Photographer: Ian Skipworth.
firstname.lastname@example.orgSkipworth, I.R., 2007 (Sep 10) Babakina caprinsulensis from New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20676
Any find of this species and all the other animals I have lumped under Babakina cf. festiva is of interest because I suspect they are all colour forms of the same species. The white band on the head of your animal shows simialrities with specimens from Bahamas, Spain and Brazil. What they all have in common is the way their rhinophores share a common trunk.