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An Update on Modes and Timing of Gamete and Planula Release in Hawaiian Scleractinian Corals with Implications for Conservation and Management
|Title:||An Update on Modes and Timing of Gamete and Planula Release in Hawaiian Scleractinian Corals with Implications for Conservation and Management|
|Authors:||Kolinski, Steven P.|
Cox, Evelyn F.
|Issue Date:||Jan 2003|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Kolinski SP, Cox EF. 2003. An update on modes and timing of gamete and planula release in Hawaiian scleractinian corals with implications for conservation and management. Pac Sci 57(1): 17-27.|
|Abstract:||Reproductive data for 24 of the 50 plus species of scleractinian corals
in Hawai'i are available. A majority of species (75%) are broadcast spawners, just
over half (58%) of which are hermaphrodites. Peak reproduction of Hawaiian
corals occurs during summer months, although reproduction continues year round
for some brooders. Timing, duration, mode, and location of reproductive
processes have implications for disturbance management, assessment, and conservation
of reef corals.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 57, Number 1, 2003|
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