Multispecific synchronous coral spawning on Pulau Bidong, Malaysia, South China Sea

Tan, Chun Hong, Safuan, Che Din Mohd, Idris, Izwandy, Noor, Mohammad Rafiq Hakimi Mohd, Samshuri, Muhammad' Arif, Kamarrudin, Nurzahirah, Zaidi, Puteri Nurshazmimi, Jaafar, Siti NurTahirah, and Baird, Andrew H. (2020) Multispecific synchronous coral spawning on Pulau Bidong, Malaysia, South China Sea. Bulletin of Marine Science, 96 (1). pp. 193-194.

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[Extract] Multispecific synchronous spawning appears to be a feature of all speciose coral assemblages (Guest et al. 2005) having now been reported from at least 25 locations in the Indo-Pacific (Baird et al. 2015). Nonetheless, there are many aspects of coral spawning that remain poorly understood, and many regions for which there is little data. In particular, there are few records of coral spawning from the South China Sea. Information on the timing of coral spawning is also important for the effective management of human activities such as coastal development (Baird et al. 2011). Here, we document multispecific synchronous spawning of scleractinian corals on Pulau Bidong (5°37´N, 103°03´E), an inshore island on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Item ID: 62670
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1553-6955
Copyright Information: © 2011 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami 2020 Rosenstiel Marine & Atmospheric Science of Miami
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2020 07:40
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 100%
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