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Temporal Spawning Patterns of Several Surgeonfishes and Wrasses in American Samoa

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Title: Temporal Spawning Patterns of Several Surgeonfishes and Wrasses in American Samoa
Authors: Craig, P.C.
Issue Date: Jan 1998
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Craig PC. 1998. Temporal spawning patterns of several surgeonfishes and wrasses in American Samoa. Pac Sci 52(1): 35-39.
Abstract: Three coral reef surgeonfishes (Acanthurus guttatus, A. triostegus,
A. lineatus) and two wrasses (Thalassoma quinquevittatum, T. hardwickii)
spawned year-round in American Samoa. Spawning occurred in or adjacent
to the channel draining the fringing reef at specific times of day: dawn (A.
lineatus), daytime (T quinquevittatum, T hardwickii), or dusk (A. guttatus, A.
triostegus); and spawning time tracked seasonal changes in day length. Egg
predation was high for the surgeonfishes, but predation by piscivores appeared
to be low.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1555
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 52, Number 1, 1998



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