Life-history traits of a common Caribbean coral-excavating sponge, Cliona tenuis (Porifera: Hadromerida)

González Rivero, Manuel, Ereskovsky, Alexander V., Schönberg, Christine H. L., Ferrari, Renata, Fromont, Jane and Mumby, Peter (2013) Life-history traits of a common Caribbean coral-excavating sponge, Cliona tenuis (Porifera: Hadromerida). Journal of Natural History, In Press 1-20. doi:10.1080/00222933.2013.802042

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Author González Rivero, Manuel
Ereskovsky, Alexander V.
Schönberg, Christine H. L.
Ferrari, Renata
Fromont, Jane
Mumby, Peter
Title Life-history traits of a common Caribbean coral-excavating sponge, Cliona tenuis (Porifera: Hadromerida)
Formatted title
Life-history traits of a common Caribbean coral-excavating sponge, Cliona tenuis (Porifera: Hadromerida)
Journal name Journal of Natural History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-2933
1464-5262
Publication date 2013-10-11
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00222933.2013.802042
Volume In Press
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Clionaids are important competitors and bio-eroding agents on coral reefs; however, little is known of their biology. We studied aspects of life history of Cliona tenuis, in particular its sexual reproduction and growth. Temporal variations in these traits were studied over a year, in correlation with water temperature as a proxy for seasonality. Growth and sexual reproduction occurred at separate times and followed intra-annual variations in temperature. Growth increased during the warmest months of the year, reaching an average rate of 29.9 ± 6.7 mm during 286 days. Cliona tenuis is oviparous, and the results suggest gonochorism. Gametogenesis occurred between the coldest months and the period when temperature was increasing. Recruitment was constant throughout the year, possibly associated with post-settlement processes. Juvenile-size individuals were represented in the studied population, suggesting that processes like competition and mortality may control the population, whose size structure may be sustained by high recruitment rates.
Keyword Porifera
Cliona
Bio-erosion
Reproduction
Life cycle
Recruitment
Growth
Glover’s Atoll
Belize
Cliona tenuis
Bioerosion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 11 Oct 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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