[Coral-List] coral reproduction mode

Jacques Idechong jidechong at picrc.org
Thu Mar 31 19:29:49 EDT 2011


Not familiar with any references but working directly with porites species
in Hawaii showed them to be year-round spawners with very small gametes. I
would think psammocora, with the size of their corallites would be the same.
Not sure about montastrea but most larger favids I've encountered are
spawners.  Not sure about Merulina scabricula but M. ampliata from Palau is
a spawner (See Penland et al. 2004 in CoralReefs 23:133-140).

Good luck with your search!


Jacques Idechong
Researcher, Palau International Coral Reef Center
1-Marina Road Koror, Palau 96940
(680) 488-6950

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From: Aurelie Guerecheau <aurelie.guerecheau at ird.fr>
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Hi all,

I am currently doing some bibliography about coral reproduction modes. I 
could not find anything in the litterature about the reproduction modes 
of some of my target species.
So, I would be really interested by any information or references you 
could share about the reproduction modes of the following species:
- Merulina scabricula
- Montastrea annuligera
- Porites attenuata
- Porites nigrescens
- Psammocora contigua

Thanks a lot for your help!



Gu?r?cheau Aur?lie
Doctorante - PhD student
Institut de recherche pour le d?veloppement
Unit? 227 CoR?Us2
"Biocomplexit? des ?cosyst?mes coralliens de l'Indo-Pacifique"
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