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Updated 10/15/2012

Family Rhynchocinetidae


Rhynchocinetes sp. 1

North Beach, Midway Atoll, 10 feet


Unidentified species found at Midway in 1999; similar to the Japanese Rhynchocinetes uritai.  This species has solid red legs, not banded brown & white.  Rarely seen in small holes on shallow rubble reefs in the lagoon and in caverns in the reef front.  A single specimen was trapped on 9/24/02 during the NOW-RAMP 2002 expedition.  As of 2012 it's identity has yet to be determined.