volume 20, issue 1, P29-30 2018
DOI: 10.3755/galaxea.20.1_29
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Abstract: Sexuality and breeding patterns are the basic biological aspects essential for the survival of a species or population. It has been reported that Heliopora coerulea is an external brooding octocoral species and is gonochoric without hermaphrodites (Babcock 1990). In this study, we first report simultaneous hermaphrodites in Helioporacea, Octocorallia. We report the first occurrence of simultaneous hermaphrodite colony in the samples of small branch-shaped species (called HC-A in Yasuda et al. 2014, Fig. 1A) co…

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