volume 11, issue 1, P73-81 2009
DOI: 10.3755/jcrs.11.73
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Abstract: Larval recruitment plays an important role in determining the structure and dynamics of coral communities. We examined the recruitment pattern of scleractinian corals using artificial substrates at three sites of high-latitude coral communities along the coast of southwestern Shikoku, Japan. At each site, 8 or 10 settlement plate pairs were deployed for 2 months at 1-to 2-month intervals for 2 years. Coral recruitment was observed on settlement plates deployed from May to September. Recruit densities were high…

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