Abstract

Lord Howe Island, some 630 kilometres off the northern coast of New South Wales, Australia at 31.5° South latitude, is the world's southern most locality with a well developed coral reef community and associated lagoon. An extensive collection of fishes from Lord Howe Island was made during a month's expedition in February 1973. A total of 208 species are newly recorded from Lord Howe Island and 23 species newly recorded from the Australian mainland. The fish fauna of Lord Howe is increased to 447 species in 107 families. Of the 390 species of inshore fishes, the majority (60%) are wide-ranging tropical forms; some 10% are found only at Lord Howe Island, southern Australia and/or New Zealand. less than 4% of the shore fishes are endemic to the Lord Howe region (including Norfolk Island). Some 32% of the inshore species are restricted to the south-western or southern Pacific Ocean.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Allen et al., 1976, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(15): 365–454
Author
Gerald R. Allen; Douglass F. Hoese; John R. Paxton; John E. Randall; Barry C. Russell; W. A. Starck; F. H. Talbot; Gilbert P. Whitley
Year
1976
Title
Annotated checklist of the fishes of Lord Howe Island
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
30
Issue
15
Start Page
365
End Page
454
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1976.287
Language
English
Date Published
21 December 1976
Cover Date
21 December 1976
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
LORD HOWE ISLAND; FISHES; CHECKLIST
Digitized
10 February 2009
Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
287
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