Randall et al. 1985

scientific article | Pac Sci

Annotated checklist of the fishes of Johnston Island

Randall JE, Lovel PS, Chave EH


A total of 271 fishes are listed from Johnston Island, an atypical atoll lying at 16°45'N, 169°30'W, 470 miles south of the nearest reef of the Hawaiian Islands. Three of these fishes, Parupeneus barberinus, Acanthurus nigricauda, and Ostracion cubicus are doubtful records. Eight are listed only by genus. The following 88 species represent new records for the island: the carcharhinid shark Galeocerdo cuvier; the albulid Albula glossodonta; the congrid eel Conger oligoporus; the muraenid eels Gymnothorax berndti, G. buroensis, G. flavimarginatus, G. nudivomer, G. nuttingi, and Uropterygius inornatus; the synodontids Sauridaflamma and Synodus englemani; the carapid Carapus mourlani the morid Physiculus grinnelli; the holocentrids Myripristis chryseres, M. kuntee, Neoniphon aurolineatus, Pristilepis oligolepis, and Sargocentron xantherythrum; the scorpaenids Dendrochirus barberi, Pontinus macrocephalus, Scorpaena colorata, Scorpaenodes kelloggi, and Scorpaenopsis diabolus; the triglid Satyrichthys engyceros; the serranids Anthias fucinus, A. ventralis, Epinephelus quernus, Holanthias elizabethae, H. fuscipinnis, Plectranthias helenae, and Promicrops lanceolatus; the callanthiid Grammatonotus laysanus; the priacanthid Cookeolus boops; the brarnid Eumegistus illustris; the emmelichthyid Erythrocles scintillans; the lutjanids Aphareus rutilans, Etelis carbunculus, E. coruscans, Pristipomoides auricilla, P. jilamentosus, and P. zonatus; the lutjanoid Symphysanodon maunaloae; the kyphosid Kyphosus cinerascens; the mullid Parupeneus pleurostigma; the apogonid Epigonus sp.; the malacanthid Malacanthus brevirostris; the carangids Carangoides ferdau, Caranx ignobilis, Decapterus macarellus, Elagatis bipinnulatus, and Seriola dumerili; the coryphaenid Coryphaena hippurus; the sphyraenid Sphyraena barracuda; the labrids Coris ballieui, Macropharyngodon geoffroy, Polylepion russelli, Pseudojuloides cerasinus, and Xyrichtys aneitensis; the scarid Scarus rubroviolaceus; the mugiloidids Parapercis roseoviridis and P. schauinslandi; the percophidids Chrionema chryseres and C. squamiceps; the chaetodontids Chaetodori lineolatus, C. miliaris, C. modestus, C. tinkeri, and Heniochus diphreutes; the pomacanthids Centropygefisheri, C. potteri, and Holacanthus arcuatus; the oplegnathid Oplegnathus punctatus; the acanthurids Acanthurus blochii dussumieri, A. thompsoni, Naso hexacanthus, and N. unicornis; the scombrids Acanthocybium solanderi, Euthynnus afjinis, Katsuwonus pelamis, and Thunnus albacares; the istiophorid Makaira nigricans; the blenniid Cirripectes variolosus; the gobiids Priolepis aureoviridis and Ptereleotris heteroptera; the triacanthodid Hollardia goslinei; the balistid Sufflamen fraenatus; and the tetraodontid Canthigaster inframacula.

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