|Maximum size: 3 mm.
a small, cream dorid with closely-spaced,
rounded tubercles that vary in color from cream to light brown. The rhinophores and branchia have white tips
and subapical brown pigment. There are randomly distributed, dark-brown
flecks on the notum (unless the flecks in the photo are sand grains?).
#19 is known from one animal (probably juvenile) found drifting in the water column at night at a moderately exposed site.
seems most likely that this
species is in the Discodoridae but the family remains somewhat uncertain
(Dorididae?). It was first recorded
in Hawaii from Black Rock, Maui by David Leonhardt on Dec. 23,
2020. (Note 1)
Photo: David Leonhardt: 3 mm: Black Rock, Maui; Dec. 23, 2020.
Observations and comments:
1: It's possible that this animal is a
juvenile of one of the other listed species. But, there doesn't seem to
be an obvious match.