Spawning aggregations of coral reef fishes: characteristics, hypotheses, threats and management

@inproceedings{Claydon2004SpawningAO,
  title={Spawning aggregations of coral reef fishes: characteristics, hypotheses, threats and management},
  author={J. A. Brightman Claydon},
  year={2004}
}
Many coral reef fishes migrate to form short-lived aggregations at predictable sites and times in order to spawn. For the purposes of this review, such spawning aggregations are defined as any temporary aggregations formed by fishes that have migrated for the specific purpose of spawning. Spawning aggregations are known to be formed by 164 species from 26 families of coral reef fishes, but the actual number is likely to be much higher. Aggregative spawners share a number of common features. (1… CONTINUE READING

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