Examination of a great abundance of filefish, Pervagor spilosoma, in Hawaii

@article{Hobson2004ExaminationOA,
  title={Examination of a great abundance of filefish, Pervagor spilosoma, in Hawaii},
  author={Edmund S. Hobson and James R. Chess},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={269-278}
}
The endemic filefish Pervagor spilosoma appeared in exceptionally large numbers throughout the major Hawaiian Islands during the spring of 1985 and remained abundant through 1988. We examined this occurrence with a perspective gained from studies of reef communities at the Island of Hawaii by one or both of us during most years from 1969 to 1994. P. spilosoma is known to vary in numbers, but such great abundances are rare. Although the species is considered a reef fish, individuals constituting… CONTINUE READING