Atagema intecta (Kelaart, 1858)

Atagema intecta is rare in the Marshalls, known from only four specimens spread over three atolls, Enewetak, Kwajalein, and Utirik. The three from Enewetak and Utirik were under dead coral on lagoon reefs and pinnacles at depths of 3 to 15 meters. The single specimen from Kwajalein was in a seaward reef surge channel cave at night at about 12 meters. Specimens from the Marshalls and the Solomons appear to have a much more distinct middorsal white band than Hawaiian specimens.

Created 12 December 2006

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