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Reproductive ecology and distritution of the scleractinian coral Fungia scutaria in Kane‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i

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Title: Reproductive ecology and distritution of the scleractinian coral Fungia scutaria in Kane‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
Authors: Lacks, Amy L.
LC Subject Headings: Coral reef ecology--Hawaii--Kaneohe Bay.
Issue Date: Aug 2000
Publisher: University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu
Citation: Lacks, Amy L. Reproductive ecology and distritution of the scleractinian coral Fungia scutaria in Kane‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2000.
Abstract: In Hawaii, abundance of the scleractinian Fungia scutaria is thought to have been
in decline in recent years due to disturbances to Kaneohe Bay, where an unusually dense
population exists. This study examines factors that could limit population growth in this
coral. Sexual reproduction occurred throughout the summer. Experimental data from
sperm dilution studies suggested that eggs must be released within 2m of a spawning
male for successful fertilization to occur. Field surveys indicated that many patch reefs
exhibited high enough densities to yield successful fertilization. However, since field
surveys found that only a small percentage (1 %) of juvenile corals (5 cm in length)
resulted from settled larvae, post-fertilization processes may be limiting successful
recruitment. Asexual reproduction appears to be dominant, with 70% of corals occurring
in close aggregations, and 93% of these in aggregations made up of a single color-morph.
Description: Thesis (M. A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 70-74).
Pages/Duration: 83 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/16333
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