Species Profiles: Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Vertebrates and Invertebrates Pacific Ocean Region. Report 3. Amphidromous Macrofauna of Hawaiian Island Streams
HAWAII INST OF MARINE BIOLOGY KANEOHE
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This species profile summarizes information on a group of amphidromous Gobioid fishes Electris sandwicensis, Stenogobius genivittatus, Awaous stamineous, Sicyopterus stimpsoni, and Lentipes concolor, crustacea Atyoida bisulcata, Macrobranchium grandimanus, and Marcobranchium lar, and Mollusca Neritina spp. and Clithon spp. that, while taxonomically unrelated, share a common life history pattern and similar environmental conditions for their survival. The term amphidromous describes organisms that migrate to and from the sea but no specifically for reproductive purposes. Amphidromous fishes and invertebrates occur on continents and oceanic islands in both tropical and warm temperate regions. They occur in lotic freshwater systems flowing into the marine environment. This profile concentrates on species occurring in the Hawaiian Islands, one of the few regions where this fauna has been studied. It summarizes information on the taxonomy, morphology, life history, and environmental requirements of the species. Keywords Fishes, Crustacea, Mollusca, Environments, Hawaii, Morphology, Taxonomy.