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dc.contributor.author Lobel, Phillip S en_US
dc.contributor.author Lobel, Lisa K en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-02T08:25:02Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-10-02T08:25:02Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2004-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lobel PS, Lobel LK. 2004. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Wake Atoll. Pac Sci 58(1): 65-90. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2711 en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title Annotated Checklist of the Fishes of Wake Atoll en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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