Samarai

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Samarai

(săm`ărī), small island (59 acres/23.9 hectares), at the southeastern tip of Papua New Guinea, New Guinea island. It is a commercial and shipping center and a port of entry. An important European settlement before World War II, it was destroyed by Japanese bombing in 1942.
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32840-001, female, 544 mm TL, under wharf at Samarai Island, 10[degrees]36.633'S, 150[degrees]39.690'E, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, 6 m, spear, R.
1) with observation and collecting records from Samarai Island, Milne Bay (vicinity of Alotau and Sullivan Patches), vicinity of Harvey Bay (Oro Province), and the Trobriand Islands.
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