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Annotated Checklist of the Fishes of Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

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Title:Annotated Checklist of the Fishes of Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Authors:Randall, John E.
Earle, John L.
Pyle, Richard L.
Parrish, James D.
Hayes, Therese
Date Issued:Oct 1993
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Randall JE, Earle JL, Pyle RL, Parrish JD, Hayes T. 1993. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Midway Atoll, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Pac Sci 47(4): 356-400.
Abstract:A total of 266 species of fishes are listed from Midway Atoll in
the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, of which 258 are reef and shore fishes. The
inshore fish fauna of Midway is impoverished by comparison with the 457 species
of reef and shore fishes known from the main Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii to
Niihau). The fewer fish species reported from Midway must be due partially to
less collecting effort. However, the cooler sea temperature and lack of certain
high-island habitats at the atoll are probably the principal causes of the disparity.
Some species attain larger size at Midway than in the main Hawaiian Islands,
and an explanation is proposed for Midway fishes being more easily approached,
in general, by divers.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 47, Number 4, 1993

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