Sea Anemone Reproduction: Patterns and Adaptive Radiations

  • Fu-Shiang Chia

Abstract

It is known that sea anemones (Anthozoa: Actinaria) are capable of reproducing in a variety of ways both sexually and asexually (Stephenson, 1928; Hyman, 1940; Uchida and Yamada, 1968). Even in the same species the mode of reproduction may differ from population to population (Schmidt, 1967; Rossi, 1975; personal observations). The versatility of reproduction can, perhaps, be best illustrated by Stephenson’s comment (1928): “... breeding, from our imperfect knowledge of it, would appear to be erratic, the individual being a law unto itself.”

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Asexual Reproduction Adaptive Radiation Larval Life Larval Diet Subtidal Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fu-Shiang Chia
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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