The second known species in Barchatus is described from Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden. Compared to the other known species, B. cirrhosus from the Red Sea, B. indicus has two tentacles above the eye, whereas B. cirrhosus only has one large tentacle, and the anterior nares with long and pointed tentacles (distal 70% narrow; shorter and wider [distal 35% narrow] in B. cirrhosus). Barchatus indicus is only known from the Gulf of Aden, Somalia.

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