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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platelmito
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Aeolidida
Superfamily: Flabellinoidea
Family: Flabellinidae
Genus: Babakina
Roller, 1973[1]
Type species
Babaina festiva Roller, 1972
4 species
  • Babainidae Roller, 1972 (inv.)[3]
  • Babaina Roller, 1972 (invalid: junior homonym of Babaina Odhner, 1968; Babakina is a replacement name)
  • Rioselleolis Ortea, 1979

Babakina is a genus of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Flabellinoidea.[5]


Babakina is in the subfamily Babakininae within the family Flabellinidae in the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, (2005).[4] Babakina is the type genus of the subfamily Babakininae.[4]

Gosliner et al. (2007)[2] have elevated Babakinidae to the family level with the only genus Babakina.

As of 2012, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) still categorizes this genus in the family Flabellinidae [5]


There are four species within the genus Babakina:


  1. ^ Roller R. A. (1 July 1973). The Veliger 16(1): 118.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gosliner T. M., Gonzáles-Duarte M. M. & Cervera J. L. (2007). "Revision of the systematics of Babakina Roller, 1973 (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) with the description of a new species and a phylogenetic analysis". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 151(4): 671-689. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2007.00331.x.
  3. ^ Roller R. A. (1 April) 1972. The Veliger, 14(4): 416.
  4. ^ a b c Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  5. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2011). Babakina Roller, 1973. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-06-03