Pseudoceros rubronanus Newman & Cannon, 1998
photo 1: Cory Pittman, Kapalua Bay, Maui. < 16 ft. Size: 15mm.
photo 2: Cory Pittman,
Kapalua Bay, Maui. < 15 ft.

Closely resembles photos of P. rubronanus on the Newman & Cannon CD.

Color description from CD reads: "Background colour brilliant red with irregular white dots or clusters of dots."
The original paper adds some relevant details: "... fuchsia-pink (226U) at margin with irregular white dots over the entire surface, more concentrated in a line along the margin and sometimes in irregular clusters longitudinally and medially...Pseudotentacles small bumps."

P. rubronanus
is known from Australia, Indonesia, Micronesia, Japan, and now Hawai`i. It is
a small species with maximum known size of 20mm. (rubro means "red" and nanus means "dwarf")

Here is the original paper in which the formal description of P. rubronanus appears.

BACK to mottled or speckled
BACK to spots or blotches

possible juvenile