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Reef Fish Assemblages on Submerged Lava Flows of Three Different Ages

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Title: Reef Fish Assemblages on Submerged Lava Flows of Three Different Ages
Authors: Godwin, John R.
Kosaki, Randall K.
Issue Date: Oct 1989
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Godwin JR, Kosaki RK. 1989. Reef fish assemblages on submerged lava flows of three different ages. Pac Sci 43(4): 289-301.
Abstract: Recent volcanic activity near Kapa'ahu, Hawaii provided an
opportunity to survey reef fish assemblages on submarine lava flows of three
ages: 0.3 yr, 32 yr, and prehistoric. The results are used to examine development
of these assemblages and influence of habitat characteristics on species distributions.
Community-level analysis found clear differences between sites. Overall
adult abundance and species richness increased with the age of the flow, but
juvenile densities were highest on the youngest flow. Differences in abundances
shown by many species may relate to habitat characteristics such as food availability,
shelter, and conspecific densities.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 43, Number 4, 1989

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