[Coral-List] Acropora cervicornis spawning

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Sun Aug 12 23:15:22 EDT 2007

Hi Eric:
How far down the branches did you look?  The polyps are sterile until ca. 8-10 cm away from the tips.  Only branches longer than 10-15 cm are reproductive.
Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Coral Reef Research Group
UNCW-Center for Marine Science 
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel: (910)962-2362 & Fax:  (910)962-2410
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From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov on behalf of Eric Borneman
Sent: Sun 8/12/2007 8:13 AM
To: Hernandez Edwin
Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov; Joselyd
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Acropora cervicornis spawning

Dear list:

During the 3rd SECORE workshop (www.secore.org), we checked on mature 
branches of A. cervicornis at Bajo Gallardo and from colonies in 
Rincon, Puerto Rico. There were no visible gametes in the polyps and 
no spawning was observed from Aug 3-9.


Eric Borneman

Eric Borneman
Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Houston
Science and Research Bldg. II
4800 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX 77204-5001

On Aug 5, 2007, at 4:31 PM, Hernandez Edwin wrote:

> Saludos, Joselyd and Coral listers:
>   We checked on Acropora cervicornis spawning activity in our coral 
> farms, as well as in wild colonies in Culebra Island, between the 
> 4th and 6th evenings after this full moon. Reefs were inspected 
> between 20:30 and 23:00 approx. each evening. No spawning activity 
> was observed.
>   Cheers.
>   Edwin
> Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, Ph.D.
> Affiliate Researcher
> University of Puerto Rico
> Department of Biology
> Coral Reef Research Group
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