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Atagema intecta
(Kelaart, 1858b)
 
Atagema intecta
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Identification:  This species has blunt tubercles decorated with low papillae. There is an irregular white line running along the midline of the notum from the rhinophores to the branchia.

Natural history:  Atagema intecta is a rare dorid known from only a few animals. It is found in shallow, rocky habitats.

Distribution:  Big Island, Oahu and Midway: widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first recorded in Hawaii at Fort Kam Reef, Oahu by Scott Johnson on Oct. 16, 1977 and is referred to in some sources as Trippa intecta.

Photo:  PF: Midway; June, 1993.

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