Reproduction of Acropora sarmentosa
Document Source: http://www.sealifebase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=45799&GenusName=Acropora&SpeciesName=sarmentosa&fc=1440&StockCode=4514
 
Main Ref. Richmond, R.H. and C.L. Hunter, 1990
Mode
Fertilization external
Spawning Frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch Spawner No
Reproductive Guild nonguarders
Open water/substratum egg scatterers
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
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(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Parducho, Vina Angelica on 12.03.14
Modified by Parducho, Vina Angelica on 01.05.17
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