Environmental and biological cues for spawning in the crown-of-thorns starfish.

Sporadic outbreaks of the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish are likely to be due, at least in part, to spatial and temporal variation in reproductive and settlement success. For gonochoric and broadcast spawning species such as crown-of-thorns starfish, spawning synchrony is fundamental for achi...

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Main Authors: Ciemon Frank Caballes, Morgan S Pratchett
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2017-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC5371309?pdf=render