Kosaki et al. 1991

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New records of fishes from Johnston Atoll, with notes on biogeography

Kosaki RK, Pyle RL, Randall JE, Irons DK

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Thirty new records of fishes are reported from Johnston Atoll. Three are Hawaiian endemics, six are widespread Indo-Pacific species that reach Johnston but not Hawaii, and the remainder are widespread species that have been recorded from Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific. The number of fish species recorded from Johnston is raised to 301. The attenuated nature of Johnston’s fish fauna may be due to several factors, including isolation, lack of habitat area and diversity, and glacioeustatic extinctions.

Research sites

Kosaki 1991a
Meta-data (pending validation)
Depth range
25- 75 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
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Research focus

USA - Johnston Atoll

Research platforms
Diving (unspecified)
Author profiles
Randall Kosaki ( 12 pubs)
Richard Pyle ( 17 pubs)