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Title: Annotated Checklist of the Fishes of Wake Atoll 
Author: Lobel, Phillip S.; Lobel, Lisa K.
Date: 2004-01
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Lobel PS, Lobel LK. 2004. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Wake Atoll. Pac Sci 58(1): 65-90.
Abstract: This study documents a total of 321 fishes in 64 families occurring at
Wake Atoll, a coral atoll located at 190 17' N, 1660 36' E. Ten fishes are listed
by genus only and one by family; some of these represent undescribed species.
The first published account of the fishes of Wake by Fowler and Ball in 1925
listed 107 species in 31 families. This paper updates 54 synonyms and corrects
20 misidentifications listed in the earlier account. The most recent published
account by Myers in 1999 listed 122 fishes in 33 families. Our field surveys add
143 additional species records and 22 new family records for the atoll. Zoogeographic
analysis indicates that the greatest species overlap of Wake Atoll fishes
occurs with the Mariana Islands. Several fish species common at Wake Atoll are
on the IUCN Red List or are otherwise of concern for conservation. Fish populations
at Wake Atoll are protected by virtue of it being a U.S. military base
and off limits to commercial fishing.
ISSN: 0030-8870

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