EurekaMag
+ Most Popular
Cunninghamia lanceolata plantations in China
Mammalian lairs in paleo ecological studies and palynology
Studies on technological possibilities in utilization of anhydrous milk fat for production of recombined butter-like products
Should right-sided fibroelastomas be operated upon?
Large esophageal lipoma
Apoptosis in the mammalian thymus during normal histogenesis and under various in vitro and in vivo experimental conditions
Poissons characoides nouveaux ou non signales de l'Ilha do Bananal, Bresil
Desensitizing efficacy of Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength and Fresh Mint Sensodyne dentifrices
Administration of fluid by subcutaneous infusion: revival of a forgotten method
Tundra mosquito control - an impossible dream?
Schizophrenia for primary care providers: how to contribute to the care of a vulnerable patient population
Geochemical pattern analysis; method of describing the Southeastern limestone regional aquifer system
Incidence of low birth weights in a hospital of Mexico City
Tabanidae
Graded management intensity of grassland systems for enhancing floristic diversity
Microbiology and biochemistry of cheese and fermented milk
The ember tetra: a new pygmy characid tetra from the Rio das Mortes, Brazil, Hyphessobrycon amandae sp. n. (Pisces, Characoidei)
Risk factors of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients after coronary artery intervention
Renovation of onsite domestic wastewater in a poorly drained soil
Observations of the propagation velocity and formation mechanism of burst fractures caused by gunshot
Systolic blood pressure in a population of infants in the first year of life: the Brompton study
Haematological studies in rats fed with metanil yellow
Studies on pasteurellosis. I. A new species of Pasteurella encountered in chronic fowl cholera
Dormancy breaking and germination of Acacia salicina Lindl. seeds
therapy of lupus nephritis. a two-year prospective study

Reproductive biology of 3 congeneric sea cucumber species holothuria atra holothuria impatiens and holothuria edulis at heron reef great barrier reef australia


Reproductive biology of 3 congeneric sea cucumber species holothuria atra holothuria impatiens and holothuria edulis at heron reef great barrier reef australia



Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36(1): 51-58



Three Holothuria spp. at Heron Reef showed considerable variation in reproductive seasonality, magnitude of gonad index, egg size and numbers, and frequency of asexual reproduction by transverse binary fission. H. atra from the shallow lagoon spawned biannually (in summer and winter), females produced a large number of small ova, and asexual reproduction was frequent. H. impatiens from the reef flat spawned annually in late spring or summer, with females producing a small number of large ova; signs of asexual reproduction were never observed. H. edulis from the deep lagoon showed no annual reproductive pattern, produced an intermediate size and number of eggs, and reproduced asexually moderately frequently. Preliminary results indicated that reproductive maturation and magnitude of gonad index might vary between sites for H. atra. There was little temporal overlap in spawning by the 3 spp. at the sites sampled, and this may be a factor in the maintenance of their genetic isolation.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 006316366

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Reproductive biology of three congeneric sea Cucumber species, Holothuria atra, H. impatiens and H. edulis, at Heron reef, great barrier reef. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36(1): 51-57, 1985

Reproductive biology of three congeneric sea cucumber species, Holothuria atra, H. impatiens and H. edulis, at Heron Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 361: 51-57, 1985

Reproductive fission and genetic population structure of Holothuria atra and Holothuria leucospilota of Heron Island adn Wistari Reefs, Great Barrier Reef. American Zoologist 37(5): 48A, 1997

Seasonality of asexual reproduction in Holothuria atra, H edulis and Stichopus chloronotus on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology (Berlin) 129(3): 435-441, 1997

Sexual and asexual reproduction of Holothuria atra Jaeger at Heron Island reff, Gret Barrier Reef. Australian Museum Sydney Memoir: 16: 53-66, 1982

Genetic structure of fissiparous populations of Holothuria (Halodeima) atra on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology (Berlin) 132(1): 141-151, 1998

Defensive mechanisms and ecology of some tropical holothurians actinopyga mauritiana holothuria difficilis holothuria atra algae bacteria foraminifera diet fish toxicity coral reef sponges association. Marine Biology 2(1): 23-32, 1968

A quantitative study of Holothuria atra Jager and the re-establishment of Holothuria floridana Pourtales (=Holothuria mexicana Ludwig). Science (n ; xxi: 383-384, 1905

Survivorship of post-split fission products of Holothuria atra Holothuroidea Aspidochirotida on the southern Great Barrier Reef. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 57(4): 293-300, 2013

Habitat preference of sea cucumbers Holothuria atra and Holothuria edulis in the coastal waters of Sri Lanka. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92(3): 581-590, 2012

Influence of asexual reproduction on the structure and dynamics of Holothuria (Halodeima) atra and Stichopus chloronotus populations of the Great Barrier Reef. Marine and Freshwater Research 52(2): 205-215, 2001

Respiration of Holothuria atra, Holothuria edulis and Stichopus chloronotus Intact individuals and products of asexual reproduction. Mooi, R , Telford, M Echinoderms: San Francisco 531-536, 1998

Feeding of Holothuria atra and Stichopus chloronotus on bacteria, organic carbon and organic nitrogen in sediments of the Great Barrier Reef. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 332: 255-263, 1982

Distribution and abundance of the species Holothuria tubulosa Gmelin, 1788 and Holothuria forskali Delle Chiaje, 1823 (Holothuria, Echinodermata) in the Adriatic Sea. Acta Adriatica 412: 3-16, 2000

Long term trends in population dynamics and reproduction in Holothuria atra (Aspidochirotida) in the southern Great Barrier Reef; the importance of asexual and sexual reproduction. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the Uk 93(04): 1067-1072, 2013