Easter Island (Rapanui) is the most remote inhabited island in the Pacific Ocean and the easternmost in Oceania. Much has been written on the origin of its first inhabitants and the enormous stone statues they carved and erected, but little exists on the island’s biota. Knowing that very few species of fishes had been reported for Easter Island, John Randall went there in 1969, with the support of the National Geographic Society, to study the fish fauna. He was joined during revisits in 1988 and 1989 by the island’s medical doctor, Alfredo Cea. They published the Rapanui names of fishes in 1984. The total number of Easter Island shore fishes to a depth of 200 meters is only 139 species. However, an astounding 21.7 percent are known only from the island, second only to the Hawaiian Islands in the percentage of endemic fishes. Forty-four new species of fishes have been described, of which 25 are in scientific papers by Randall or by Randall and coauthors. Shore Fishes of Easter Island puts all of these fishes in one beautifully illustrated book with introductory chapters (Historical Review, Zoogeography, Marine Conservation, Materials and Methods).
The fish fauna of Easter Island is extraordinary in being extremely impoverished. Only 164 shore and epipelagic species are presently known. By comparison, the very isolated Hawaiian Islands have 1,250 species, and the islands of ...
Author: John E. Randall
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This new edition of Shore Fishes of Hawai‘i updates our knowledge of Hawaiian fishes and has been expanded to include 372 species. All are illustrated by the author’s 475 superb photographs. The most important characteristics to identify a fish are given as well as the size attained and its distribution. Each species account begins with the American common name, followed by the Hawaiian name (when known), and the scientific name. Because it is necessary to use some scientific terminology when giving the principal diagnostic characteristics of families or species of fishes and what they eat, a handy glossary appears at the back of the book before the Index.
Antitropical in the Pacific; records include Japan, southern California, Easter Island, and Pitcairn Island. Common in diving depths in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; usually deeper than normal diving depths in the main islands.
Author: John E. Randall
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Abstracts and reviews of research and exploration authorized under grants from the National Geographic Society.
Island in the tropical and subtropical Pacific have a higher percentage of endemism among the reef and shore fishes . ... A new species of centrolophid fish from Easter Island and Rapa Iti Island in the South Pacific . Nat . Mus .
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
This updated and expanded A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortés, first published nearly 20 years ago, integrates new and broader studies encompassing more taxa and more complete island coverage. The present synthesis provides a basis for further research and exploration in upcoming years of the biologically fascinating Sea of Cortés region. The Gulf region is increasingly being exploited, for its natural resources by way of marine fisheries, and for its stunning natural beauty by way of a burgeoning tourism industry. Further, the region's human population is increasing apace. It is appropriate, therefore, that this volume discusses these evolving circumstances, and the efforts of the Mexican government to regulate and manage them. The new Biogeography includes a section on the conservation issues in the Sea of Cortés, past accomplishments and conservation needs as yet outstanding. This book should be of strong interest to conservation biologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists more generally.
Fish . 3 : 65-84 . Lehner , C.E. 1979. A latitudinal gradient analysis of rocky - shore fishes of the eastern Pacific . ... The endemic shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands , Lord Howe Island and Easter Island .
Author: Ted J. Case
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fish has always been the principal means of support for the islanders, and the natives are exceedinglyexpert in the various methods of capturing them. Thebonito, albicore, ray, dolphin, and porpoise are the off shore fish most highly ...
Author: William J. Thomson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
I do not believe that either of these two mecha- nisms can be used to explain shorefish distribu- tions . Easter Island . — The first general acknowledg- ment that high endemism might be characteristic of Easter Island is that of Briggs ...
Author: Victor Gruschka Springer
The endemic shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands , Lord Howe Island and Easter Island . Colloque Commerson 1973 , O.R.S.T.O.M. Traveaux et documents . 47 : 49-73 . ROBINS , C. R. 1971. Distributional patterns of fishes from coastal and ...
Author: Ted J. Case
Publisher: Univ of California Press
In 1964–65, an international team of thirty-eight scientists and assistants, led by Montreal physician Stanley Skoryna, sailed to the mysterious Rapa Nui (Easter Island) to conduct an unprecedented survey of its biosphere. Born of Cold War concerns about pollution, overpopulation, and conflict, and initially conceived as the first of two trips, the project was designed to document the island's status before a proposed airport would link the one thousand people living in humanity's remotest community to the rest of the world – its germs, genes, culture, and economy. Based on archival papers, diaries, photographs, and interviews with nearly twenty members of the original team, Stanley's Dream sets the expedition in its global context within the early days of ecological research and the understudied International Biological Program. Jacalyn Duffin traces the origins, the voyage, the often-complicated life within the constructed camp, the scientific preoccupations, the role of women, the resultant reports, films, and publications, and the previously unrecognized accomplishments of the project, including a goodwill tour of South America, the delivery of vaccines, and the discovery of a wonder drug. For Rapa Nui, the expedition coincided with its rebellion against the colonizing Chilean military, resulting in its first democratic election. For Canada, it reflected national optimism as the country prepared for its centennial and adopted its own flag. Ending with Duffin's own journey to the island to uncover the legacy of the study and the impact of the airport, and to elicit local memories, Stanley's Dream is an entertaining and poignant account of a long-forgotten but important Canadian-led international expedition.
Pulverer, G., “Human and Animal Origin of Rapa Nui Staphylococci,” 1974. Randall, J.E., et al., “New Butterfly Fish,” 1973. – “Endemic Shore Fishes,” 1976. Reid, H.E., “Easter Island,” 1965. – World Away, 1965. – “Physical Development ...
Author: Jacalyn Duffin
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
First published in 1979, this guide has become the standard resource for scientists, divers, and spearfishers interested in the fishes of the tropical Pacific Coast. The authors have revised and updated this edition to include the most current taxonomic information, additional species descriptions, and new illustrations.
The endemic shore fishes of the Hawaiian Islands, Lord Howe Island and Easter Island. Colloque Commerson 1973, O.R.S.T.O.M. Travaux et Documents No. 47: 49–73. Randall, J. E. 1978. Pseudojulis Bleeker, a probable invalid genus of labrid ...
Author: Donald A. Thomson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This book is devoted to the dangerous fishes found offshore the eastern and southern Arabian Peninsula. It covers information about the main groups of dangerous fish species i.e., biting and predator fish group, venomous stinging fish, electric shock fish, harmful stinging fish, and poisonous fish. In the latter group, the book gives details about fishes that cause several types of toxicities to human. The purpose of this book is to thoroughly introduce life, nature and methods of dangerous fishes in order to form awareness about their danger and to take the proper preventive steps. It will appeal to researchers, scholars, divers, the sea coast visitors and students of marine biology as it is highly informative and carefully presented. This book is the first of its kind for the Arabian region in particular and the Middle East in general.
Primor N, Zlotkin E. On the ichthyotoxic and hemolytic action of the skin secretion of the flatfish Pardachirus marmoratus ... Randall JE, Cea A. Shore fishes of Easter Island: University of Hawai'i Press; 2011. 164 p.
Author: Laith A. Jawad