Larval Dispersal in the Subtidal Hydrocoral Allopora Californica Verrill (1866)

  • Georgiandra Little Ostarello


The larval stages of benthic marine organisms are critical periods in the life cycles, for both recruitment of new individuals into the local population and dispersal to exploit new areas must take place at this time. Various strategies to achieve these ends have evolved in different organisms.


Larval Dispersal Counting Area Female Coloni Yolk Deposition Benthic Marine Organism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgiandra Little Ostarello
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  1. 1.College of Notre DameBelmontUSA

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