Pacific Science Volume 39, Number 3, 1985

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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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    39:3 Table of Contents - Pacific Science
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1985-07)
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    Additional Chromosome Numbers of Hawaiian Flowering Plants
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1985-07) Carr, Gerald D.
    Chromosome numbers of 30 collections representing 29 species and 16 families of Hawaiian flowering plants are presented an d discussed. The chromosome numbers of 24 of these species have not previously been reported. Chromosome numbers are also documented for the first time in the genera Colubrina (n = 24), Isodendrion (n = 8), Notho cestrum (n = c. 24), Remya (n = 18), and Schiedea (n = 30).
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    The Diatom Flora of a Steam Vent of Kilauea Crater, Island of Hawaii
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1985-07) McMillan, Mischelle ; Rushforth, Samuel R.
    Freshwater and subaerial diatom floras have not been extensively examined in the Hawaiian Islands. This paper reports the study of a subaerial diatom flora in a small steam vent near Kilauea Crater, Island of Hawaii. A total of 35 taxa was identified , 3 of which are new records for the state. The Kilauea vent flora is unusual in floral composition and differs markedly from other Hawaiian subaerial diatom floras we have studied, particularly in the dominance of Anomoeoneis serians var. brachysira and Frustulia rhomboides.
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    First Record of the Labrid Fish Bodianus cylindriatus (Tanaka) from the Hawaiian Islands
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1985-07) Randall, John E. ; Chen, Chung-Hui
    The labrid fish Bodianus cylindriatus (Tanaka), previously known only from Japan, is recorded from the Kanmu Seamount of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from a single specimen 145mm SL which has been deposited in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum under BPBM 30346. The fish was taken by trawling at a depth of 340-510 m.
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    A New Species of Montastrea (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) from the Philippines
    (University of Hawai'i Press, 1985-07) Hodgson, Gregor
    A new species of the scleractinian coral genus Montastrea de Blainville, 1830 was discovered in the Philippines and has been given the name Montastrea multipunctata. This species may have been previously overlooked due to its striking resemblance to a co-occurring zoanthid. Montastrea multipunctata is unusual because in situ, sediment accumulation often partially covers the corallum, especially in the area between the polyps. The features of M. multipunctata coralla are modified by a polychaete worm that resides within them, a relationship found in several other faviid species. Although M. multipunctata shares some characteristics with other Montastrea species, it is clearly differentiated on the basis of growth form, polyp shape, and corallite morphology, especially the pointed septal dentations of the primary septa, which are usually highly exsert over the theca.
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