Harpa harpa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Harpa harpa is rarely seen in the Marshalls, although it may be just hard to find. The only living animals we have seen were at night in and around Halimeda patches along long sandy interisland reefs in about 6 to 10m of water. A few fragments or empty (or inhabited by hermit crabs) shells have been found in the same area, and a few old crabbed shells have also been seen on lagoon pinnacles and rather deep on the leeward seaward reef.

Created 27 October 2009

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