Atagema intecta

Black prickly nudibranch
Atagema intecta
Atagema intecta, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Atagema intecta
Atagema intecta, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
Atagema intecta
Atagema intecta, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Atagema intecta
Atagema intecta
Atagema intecta


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Brown body with a paler line down the middle of the mantle. Appears to have a rough texture with raised tubercles along body.


Max Size: 8 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 13.5-24.7°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.7% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Nicola Davis