BIOTIC Species Information for Caryophyllia smithii
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Researched byPaul Gregory Data supplied byMarLIN
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Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismPlanktotrophic
Reproductive SeasonJanuary-March Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span11-20 years Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeInsufficient information FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeInsufficient information Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential>10km Larval settlement periodInsufficient information
Duration of larval stage1-6 months   
Reproduction Preferences Additional InformationIn a laboratory, sperm and ova were produced over a two week period in February for several years (Hiscock & Howlett, 1976). Bell (2002) reported a reproductive season between January and March in Lough Hyne, Ireland and settlement between March and June.
Reproduction References Bell, 2002, Tranter et al., 1982,
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