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Research Article

Biodiversity Assessment of the Fishes of Saba Bank Atoll, Netherlands Antilles

  • Jeffrey T. Williams mail,

    williamsjt@si.edu

    Affiliation: Fish Division, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kent E. Carpenter,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America

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  • James L. Van Tassell,

    Affiliation: Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Paul Hoetjes,

    Affiliation: Department of Environment and Nature, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

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  • Wes Toller,

    Affiliation: Saba Conservation Foundation, Fort Bay, Saba, Netherlands Antilles

    Current address: MSC Accreditation Program, Accreditation Services International GmbH, Bonn, Germany

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  • Peter Etnoyer,

    Affiliation: Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

    Current address: Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Michael Smith

    Affiliation: Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 21, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010676
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Jeffrey T. Williams
Fish Division, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, Maryland, United States of America
Kent E. Carpenter
Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America
James L. Van Tassell
Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, United States of America
Paul Hoetjes
Department of Environment and Nature, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Wes Toller
Saba Conservation Foundation, Fort Bay, Saba, Netherlands Antilles
Peter Etnoyer
Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
Michael Smith
Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: williamsjt@si.edu

Competing Interests

Dr. Peter Etnoyer co-authored the Deep Sea News blog with PLoS One editor Dr. Craig McClain 2005–2009. Dr. McClain has recused himself from the Saba Bank Biodiversity Assessment volume for this reason.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS. Performed the experiments: JTW KEC JLVT PCH WWT PJE MS. Analyzed the data: JTW KEC JLVT PCH PJE. Wrote the paper: JTW. Wrote portions of the paper: KEC PCH PJE. Helped prepare tables and check species identifications: JLVT. Prepared Fig. 1: PCH.