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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.
Date Issued: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:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1555
ISSN:0030-8870
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 52, Number 1, 1998


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