Pacific Science Volume 16, Number 4, 1962

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Pacific Science is a quarterly publication devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific Region.


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    16: Index - Pacific Science
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    Julia exquisita Gould, A Bivalved Gastropod
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1962-10) Kay, Alison
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    Additional Records of Folliculinids (Protozoa) in Hawaii
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1962-10) Matthews, Donald C.
    Thus far, only three species of folliculinids have been recorded for Hawaii: Andrews (1944) assigned folliculinids from Kaena Point to Parafolliculina annulata [reassigned by Hadzi (1951) to Halofolliculina annulata (Andrews)]; and Matthews (1953) assigned folliculinids from Waimanalo Creek to Metafolliculina andrewsi Hadzi and those from the Hawaii Marine Laboratory to Lagotia simplex Dons.
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    Variable Factors Affecting the Apparent Range and Estimated Concentration of Euphausiids in the North Pacific
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1962-10) Brinton, Edward
    The quantitative and qualitative contents of a zooplankton sample are influenced by two kinds of variables: (1) natural variables such as temperature of the water, currents, latitudinal and seasonal variations in sunlight intensity, water transparency, amount of food or nutrients, oxygen content of the water, which may modify or maintain the horizontal and vertical distribution of species and condition their breeding and growth cycles; (2) artificial variables associated with (a) the method used to present the data, (b) the method used to take aliquots and count the plankton, and (c) the collecting method-type of net, depth of tow, hour of day of sampling.
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    Studies in Hawaiian Rutaceae, II. Identity of Pelea sandwicensis
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1962-10) Stone, Benjamin C.
    The Hawaiian rutaceae, comprising the three indigenous genera Pelea, Platydesma, and Fagara, include some 70 or 80 species all of which are trees or shrubs. Individuals of various species of Pelea, in particular, constitute an important element in much of the Hawaiian vegetation. The genus Pelea (commemorating Pele, goddess of Hawaiian volcanoes) was established by Asa Gray, who described several species. Gray's student Horace Mann botanized in the Hawaiian Islands with William Brigham, collected on several islands, and published several important works on the taxonomy of Hawaiian plants. One of Mann's special interests was the Hawaiian Ruraceae, and in a revision of these plants (in 1866) he described several new species and established the endemic genus Platydesma. Later, in his incomplete Flora of the Hawaiian Islands, Mann presented a detailed treatment of Pelea. It is from the original description of. Pelea sandwicensis according to Gray, and from Mann's writings, that a long-held misconception of the identity of this perplexing species stemmed.
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    Geographical Relationships of New Zealand Fern Flora
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1962-10) Brownlie, G.
    Theoretical discussions on the relationships of the New Zealand flora have been confined mainly to the classical works of Hooker (1853), Oliver (1925), and Skottsberg (1915), and in these little reference was made to the nonflowering plants. Cockayne (1928) included fern species in his various lists of elements and associations, but did not deal with the fern flora as a unit. Cheeseman (1925) and the revised edition of Dobbie (1951) listed distributions outside New Zealand for the individual fern species.
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    On a New Species of Lepeophtheirus (Copepoda parasitica) from Pseudopleuronectis americanus Walbaum
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1962-10) Ho, Ju S.
    In early April 1961 while I was looking for parasitic copepods in fish specimens preserved in our specimen gallery, I discovered two different kinds of parasite coexisting on a single flat-fish, Pseudopleuronectis americanus Walbaum (26.5 cm long). Some of them, 19 in number, were found on the inner margin of the operculum, and have been identified as the present new species. The other 22 individuals, restricted to the gill filaments, were identified as belonging to the Lernaeopodidae. Because I do not have complete references at hand, I shall leave them to be studied later. It is interesting to find two kinds of parasites belonging to two different families on the same fish.
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    Additional Records and Notes on Conus (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Hawaii
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1962-10) Kohn, Alan J. ; Weaver, Clifton S.
    Since publication of a descriptive account of the species of Conus in Hawaii (Kohn, 1959) several additional species have been collected, and study of additional material has led to the discovery of a major error in the previous report. We correct this error here, discuss the recently discovered species, and provide new information on appearance of soft parts, maximum size, and vertical distribution of several species.
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    16:4 Table of Contents - Pacific Science
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