Armina babai
(Tchang-Si, 1934)

Suborder: ARMININA
Family: Arminidae


China, Japan, Pakistan


intertidal flats, Changi, Singapore. Photo: Ria Tan.

One of the few arminids with a relatively smooth mantle, lacking longitudinal ridges or other form of ornamentation. Body translucent whitish grey, with pinkish viscera sometimes showing through. Yellowish brown smudges sometimes visible around mantle edge. Grows to 50mm long.

• Jensen, K.R. (1997) The Arminidae (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) of Hong Kong. In: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and Southern China 4. Proceedings of the Eighth International Marine Biological Workshop: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Hong Kong and Southern China, Hong Kong. (Ed: Morton, B.) Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 160-187.
• Kazmi, Q.B., & Tirmizi, N.M. (1997) On two species of Armina: A. babai (Tchang-Si, 1934) and A. punctilopsis Lin, 1992 (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) from Pakistani coasts of the Indian Ocean with a note on egg ribbons of A. babai. Vita Marina, 44(3-4): 51-59.
• Tchang, S. 1934. Contribution a l'etude des opisthobranches de la cote de Tsingtao. Contributions from the Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Peiping, 2(2): 1-148, pls. 1-16.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (January 30) Armina babai (Tchang-Si, 1934). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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