[Coral-List] Fw: Leptoseris cucullata and Solenastrea

vassil zlatarski vzlatarski at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 23 08:34:25 EDT 2012

Dear Andrew,

Both species Solenastraea broadcast, Helioseris cucullata is brooder.  Reference:

Riddle, Dana, 2008. Coral reproduction, Part Three. Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine, VII(IX): 5-40.

By the way, there are no reasons to use Leptoseris for cucullata, Helioseris is correct.

Hope this is of help.



Vassil Zlatarski
D.Sc. (Biology), Ph.D. (Geology)
131 Fales Rd., Bristol, RI 02809, USA;  tel.: +1-401-254-5121

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Subject: [Coral-List] Leptoseris cucullata and Solenastrea
Dear Corallist

Does anyone have any information of the sexuality and/or mode of larval development on Helioseris cucullata (Ellis and Solander 1786) now known as Leptoseris cucullata?

or for the genus Solenastrea?

I am pretty sure these are the only two Caribbean genera for which there is currently no information on sex or mode so if anyone is looking for a good minor research project this could be it.



Dr Andrew Baird
Future Fellow
Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811 Australia
Tel +617 47814857
ISI Researcher ID C-8449-2009

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