Body short, broad, tapering close towards posterior end of foot. Foot corners rounded. Body colour translucent. Dark ochre and pearly white pigmentation over notum. Rhinophores same colour as ground body colour with inconspicuous papillae. Apex pearly white. Cerata large, flattened, almost leaf-like. Cerata light ochre with pearly white, dark ochre and iridescent green pigmentation. Cnidosacs white. Cerata in one arch followed by three rows, leaving a distinct gap between pre and post-pericardial groups. Each arch with 2–5 cerata, decreasing in size towards the foot. Anus cleioproctic, behind first right row. Gonopore behind the anteriormost row on right.
So far, only known from Japan (present study).
This species is named after Rie Nakano who kindly provided us material from Japan, including this new species.
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