Newman & Cannon, 1998
photo 1: Cory Pittman, Kapalua Bay, Maui. < 16 ft. Size: 15mm.
photo 2: Cory Pittman, Kapalua
Bay, Maui. < 15 ft.
resembles photos of P. rubronanus on the Newman & Cannon
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
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.
to mottled or speckled
to spots or blotches