Carminodoris sp. #20
|Maximum size: 15 mm.
a gray to cream dorid with very small,
rounded tubercles that are slightly darker than the background and more widely spaced laterally. The
tubercles may be surrounded by rings of minute white flecks and dark brown
flecks are present both between and on them. The rhinophores have white
and subapical brown pigment. The branchia are bi-colored with cream
pigment on the anterior plumes. There's a low, mid-dorsal crest and the
margin is slightly frilly.
#20 is known from two animals, one found in a tide pool at an exposed,
rocky site and the other at about 3 m (11 ft) at a moderately exposed
Taxonomic notes: The low mid-dorsal crest is atypical for Carminodoris. However, other characters match the genus. The tubercles are proportionately smaller and more widely spaced than in Carminodoris sp. #2. The branchia differ from Unidentified Discodorid 19. It was first recorded
in Hawaii from the north shore of Maui by Britt Daniels on Aug. 9,
Photo: Britt Daniels: about 8-9 mm: north shore, Maui; Aug. 9, 2021.
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