A Description of Fish Assemblages in the Black Coral Beds off Lahaina, Maui, Hawai‘i

  title={A Description of Fish Assemblages in the Black Coral Beds off Lahaina, Maui, Hawai‘i},
  author={R. Boland and F. Parrish},
ABSTRACT A series of scuba dives surveyed patches of black corals and their associated deep-reef fish community in the channel waters (50–73 m depth) of Maui, Hawai‘i. Most of the corals were identified as Antipathes dichotoma and averaged 76 cm (±0.37) in height. Forty fish taxa were surveyed in the patches. Only Oxycirrhites typus was found exclusively within these coral trees. Sixty percent of the fish taxa surveyed were observed to frequent and pass through the coral branches. However, only… Expand
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