Atagema scabriuscula (Pease, 1860)
|Maximum size: 25 mm.
a firm, dingy-gray species. The notum is covered by a network
of papillate ridges that vary in height creating a series of
broad depressions. The papillae may be tipped in white and the spaces
the ridges in the depressions are filled with brown pigment. The
rhinophores are blotched with brown.
is a moderately common nocturnal species found in tide pools and the
low intertidal at protected to moderately exposed rocky sites. Rarely,
it can be found subtidally to 10 m (33 ft) at highly exposed sites. It
a cream egg mass that hatches in about six days in the laboratory.
Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai: probably
widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
the species that Kay, 1979 as well as Kay & Young, 1969 list as Trippa
scabriuscula. It was first
Hawaii in Pease, 1860 (as Doris scabriuscula).
Photo: CP: 20
mm: Hekili Point, Maui; March 25, 2005.
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