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dc.contributor.author Glynn, Peter W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wellington, Gerard M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Riegl, Bernhard en_US
dc.contributor.author Olson, Donald B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Borneman, Eric en_US
dc.contributor.author Wieters, Evie A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-10T21:06:36Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-05-10T21:06:36Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Glynn PW,.Wellington GM, Riegl B, Olson DB, Borneman E, Wieters EA. Diversity and Biogeography of the Scleractinian Coral Fauna of Easter Island (Rapa Nui). Pac Sci 61(1): 67-90. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22599 en_US
dc.description v. ill. 23 cm. en_US
dc.description Quarterly en_US
dc.description.abstract Three surveys at Easter Island (Rapa Nui) spanning the period 1999– 2005, and examination of private and museum collections, have revealed a depauperate zooxanthellate scleractinian fauna. Collections were all made off island shelf exposures, from tide pools to 70 m with scuba, and by dredging to 100 m. With synonymies, reassignments, and two new records in the families Pocilloporidae and Faviidae, the Easter Island coral fauna now comprises 13 species. Pocilloporid and poritid coral abundances were generally high on all island shelves protected from southern swells. A cluster analysis of the coral fauna relationships of 19 south, central, and far-eastern Pacific sites indicates a strong affinity between those of Easter Island and the far-eastern Pacific equatorial region (e.g., Colombia, Ecuador, Panama´, and the Gala´pagos Islands). The precipitous drop in coral species richness from the Pitcairn Island group (61 species) to Easter Island suggests the presence of a dispersal barrier between these two remote southeastern Pacific areas, separated by @1,800 km of deep ocean waters. Consideration of the surface circulation based on satellite-tracked surface drifters confirms this conclusion. Surface currents are from east to west along the topography on which Easter and Sala-y-Go´mez Islands sit, suggesting a substantial barrier to recruitment from the west. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 61, no. 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Diversity and Biogeography of the Scleractinian Coral Fauna of Easter Island (Rapa Nui). en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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