Figure 2. Stenogobius hawaiiensis (O‘opu naniha) is one of the five species of stream gobies found on Hawaiian Islands. Its pelvic fins are fused and form a sucking disc, a common feature for all gobies. Several species of stream gobies use that disc for attaching to stones in rivers and even for climbing on vertical rock surfaces behind waterfalls.

Can a small fish answer the big question?

by Kirill Vinnikov Most of the islands in the Central Pacific are very young in comparison with continental landmasses. They began to develop deep in the ocean through active volcanic processes and eventually emerged above the water creating completely new habitats for different types of organisms. How numerous species of plants and animals colonized these novel…