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A comprehensive investigation of mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago
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This work characterized the most expansive MCEs ever recorded, with vast macroalgal communities and areas of 100% coral cover between depths of 50–90 m extending for tens of km2 in the Hawaiian Archipelago, and finds that endemism within M CEs increases with depth, and does not support suggestions of a global faunal break at 60 m.
Life history of the Hawaiian blackhead triplefin, Enneapterygius atriceps(Blennioidei, Tripterygiidae)
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This study generated the first otolith-based growth curve for any member of the Tripterygiidae, and dietary analysis suggests this fish lives and feeds around the bases of dead coral heads.
Rapid Assessment of Nonindigenous Marine Species on Coral Reefs in the Main Hawaiian Islands1
ABSTRACT Coral reefs at Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Moloka‘i, Maui, and Hawai‘i were surveyed using a rapid assessment method for marine nonindigenous and cryptogenic species commonly found in Hawaiian harbors
Devil in the Details: High-resolution Dietary Analysis Contradicts a Basic Assumption of Reef-Fish Diversity Models
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Dietary analyses on adults of eight small, cryptic, diurnal fish species from the spur-and-groove habitat outside Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii suggest that food specialization allows the local coexistence of many fish species on coral reefs.
Life History Characteristics of a Small Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus rubrimacula (Percoidei: Apogonidae), from Koro, Fiji1
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Parts of the life history of the small cardinalfish Ostorhinchus rubrimacula are described from a single, large collection taken at Koro, Fiji, and size at maturity and batch fecundity is determined, otolith microstructure is examined, and a vonBertalanffy growth curve is described.
Relationships between Otolith Size and Body Size for Hawaiian Reef Fishes1
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Regression equations to predict the size or weight of 41 common Hawaiian reef fishes from sagittae (saccular otoliths) are presented and data are grouped into higher taxa to permit size predictions when otolithS cannot be assigned to species.
Dietary comparison of two Hawaiian monk seal populations: the role of diet as a driver of divergent population trends
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Results indicate that MHI and NWHI seals eat similar diets; however, an incongruity in body conditions of seals between regions indicates a possible difference in intra- or inter-specific competition, prey availability, and quality.
A New Species of Pseudambasia (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassidae) from Hawai'i, with a Key to Species in the Genus1
Pseudambasia kalaupapa, n. sp. from Moloka'i and O'ahu is described and illustrated and marks the first record of the genus from Hawaiian waters. A key to species of Pseudambasia is presented.
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