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A Survey of the Small Reef Fishes of Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands

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Title: A Survey of the Small Reef Fishes of Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands
Authors: Greenfield, David W.
Issue Date: Jan 2003
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Greenfield DW. 2003. A survey of the small reef fishes of Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands. Pac Sci 57(1): 45-76.
Abstract: The small, sedentary fishes, many of which are cryptic, in Kane'ohe
Bay, O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands, were surveyed based on 75 small rotenone stations
from 10 different habitats. These stations resulted in a total of 192 species
from 48 different families. An additional 10 other small species were
recorded from the bay in other samples ancillary to this study for a total of 202
species from 49 families. Assemblage structure for specific taxa was investigated
using detrended correspondence analysis. Only the following taxa demonstrated
various levels of clustering of stations from specific habitats in ordination space:
Blennioidei, Labridae, Apogonidae, Gobiidae, Serranidae, and Anguilliformes.
When these taxa were combined into a single analysis the distinctiveness of
sheltered patch reefs within the bay from all other habitats was reinforced.
These findings support earlier conclusions based on studies in the Atlantic
Ocean that a search for a single model to explain assemblage structure of coral reef
fishes is ill founded.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 57, Number 1, 2003

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