Atagema ornata (Ehrenberg, 1831) [Doris]

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Atagema ornata is usually dark brown with a lighter coloured or white line down the dorsal midline on a raised tuberculate crest. Other compound tubercles are scattered over the rest of the mantle. The tip of the tubercles have pointed spicules giving the skin a rough texture. There are usually microscopic white spots scattered over the mantle, gills and rhinophores. Juveniles are often much paler.
This species is labelled in almost all publications Trippa intecta, it was posted on 21 April 2003 at these websites as
Atagema intecta (Kelaart, 1859) [Doris]. Concerning the change of Trippa to Atagema have a look at Valdés & Gosliner (2001).
Comment of Dr. Richard C. Willan at NUDIPIXEL:
"Atagema ornata and Atagema intecta both relate to the same species and we must use Atagema ornata (instead of Atagema intecta - which is more common in the literature) because it is the older name."
I changed on 23 February 2011 Atagema intecta (Kelaart, 1859) [Doris] into Atagema ornata (Ehrenberg, 1831) [Doris]
Valdés, A. & Gosliner, T. M. (2001) Systematics and phylogeny of the caryophyllidia-bearing dorids (Mollusca, Nudibranchia), with the description of a new genus and four new species from Indo-Pacific deep waters.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 133: 103-198.
More information on Atagema ornata as Trippa intectaare on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 5 February 2017, Atagema ornata (Ehrenberg, 1831)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Atagema_ornata.htm