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.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6188
Print ISSN
0030-8870
Pages
pp. 17-27
Launched on MUSE
2003-01-10
Open Access
No
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