Author First name, Last name, Institution

Andrew H. Baird
David Abrego
Emily J. Howells
Vivian R. Cumbo

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0001-8504-4077

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

F1000Research

Publication Date

3-27-2014

Abstract

Determining when corals reproduce has clear management and economic implications. Here we document the reproductive condition of corals in the genus Acropora on the island of Socotra in Yemen during February 2014. Twenty percent of colonies (n = 143) contained mature gametes and 28% had immature gametes indicating that spawning will occur in both February and March in 2014, confirming previous anecdotal reports of coral spawning at this time in Socotra. Acropora typically reproduce in synchrony with many other broadcast spawning scleractinian corals, and we therefore predict that many other species are reproductively active at this time of year.

ISSN

2046-1402

Publisher

Faculty of 1000

Volume

3

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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Life Sciences Commons

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