Randall, John Ernest, Onotoa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 1951

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This volume, titled "Ichthyological field notes from an expedition to Onotoa Atoll [Onotoa], Gilbert Islands [Gilbert Group], Summer, 1951," documents John E. Randall's field work and collections. A few collections were also made on Tarawa and Makin [Butaritari]. Entries date from 29 June to 3 September 1951 and include species name, length, and color descriptions of specimens collected, as well as details on collecting activities, habitats, and fish observations. Collection methods include poisoning, spearing, and purchasing or trading. Collecting station localities are shown on a map of Onotoa. Don Strasburg and others assisted with collecting.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 29, 1951

End Date

Sep 03, 1951

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Fishes at (301) 238-1736 to make an appointment.




  • Gilbert Group
  • Tarawa
  • Onotoa
  • Butaritari
  • Kiribati


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007220

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), collected notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and records on fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Fishes