Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Life of Hawai'i

References & Credits

Credits: these web pages were designed and written by Brian Tissot (Inverts & Fishes) and Jain Vaughn (Seaweeds). However, we have received assistance from many people on many different aspects of this project.

  • Photographs: most of the fish & invertebrate photographs are by Keoki Stender; seaweeds photographs are by Jain Vaughn; additional photos by John Coney, Art Reed, & Brian Tissot.
  • Slide scanning: Jain Vaughn, Felix Huang, Michelle Hayes.
  • Species descriptions: Leon Hallacher, Michelle Calhoun & Anthony Pico (fishes), Brian Tissot (invertebrates and some fish), Jain Vaughn (seaweeds) plus the references listed above.
  • Hawaiian fish names: data entry by Michelle Calhoun & Anthony Pico; data compiled by State of Hawai'i Division of Aquatic Resources.
  • Hawaiian uses: Joylynn Oliveira
  • Sounds: Leon Hallacher, Kuanna Iokepa, Brian Tissot .

References: here are a list of sources used in conjunction with field and laboratory observations to compile this database.

Fishes

  • Hoover, J. P. 1994. Hawaii's Fishes: a guide for snorkelers, divers and aquarists. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI.
  • Randall, J. E. 1985. Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Treasures of Nature, Kaneohe, HI
  • Randall, J. E. 1996. Shore Fishes of Hawai'i. Natural World Press, Vida Oregon.

Invertebrates

  • Bertsch, H. and S. Johnson. 1981. Hawaiian nudibranchs. The Oriental Publishing Company, Honolulu, HI. pp. 112. ISBN 0932596-15-0
  • Devaney, D. M. and L. G. Eldredge, editors. 1977. Reef and shore fauna of Hawaii. Section 1: Protozoa through Ctenophora. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special. Pub. 64(1), 278 pp
  • Devaney, D. M. and L. G. Eldredge, editors. 1987. Reef and shore fauna of Hawaii. Sections 2 & 3: Platyhelminthes through Phoronida and Siphuncula through Annelida. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special. Pub. 64(2-3), 461 pp. ISBN 0-930897-11-0
  • Kay, E. A. 1979. Hawaiian Marine Shells. Reef and shore fauna of Hawaii. Section 4: Mollusca. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special. Pub. 64(4), 652 pp.

Seaweeds

  • MacGruder, W. H. and J. W. Hunt. 1979. Seaweeds of Hawaii. The Oriental Publishing Company, Honolulu, HI. ISBN 0-932596-12-6 [out of print]

Hawaiian uses

  • Beckwith, M. W. 1951. The Kumulipo. The University Press of Hawai`i, Honolulu, pp. 257.

  • Fielding, A. and E. Robinson. 1987. An Underwater Guide to Hawai`i. The University Press of Hawai`i, Honolulu, pp. 156.

  • Mahaney. C. 1993. Hawaiian Reef Fish: The Identification Book. Planet Ocean Publications, Thailand, pp. 125.

  • Puku`i, M. K. 1983. `lelo No`eau. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, pp. 351.

  • Puku`i, M. K. and S. H. Elbert. 1986. Hawaiian Dictionary. University of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu, pp. 572.

  • Randall, J. E. 1985. A Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes. Treasures of Nature, Kane`ohe, pp. 79.

  • Tinker, S. W. 1978. Fishes of Hawai`i: A Handbook of the Marine Fishes of Hawai`i and the Central Pacific Ocean. Hawaiian Service Inc., Honolulu, pp. 532.

  • Titcomb, M. 1972. Native Use of Fish in Hawai`i. The University Press of Hawai`i, Honolulu, pp. 175.

 


Last update: 1/25/2005