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dc.titleHeterotrophy in recruits of the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis
dc.contributor.authorToh, T.C.
dc.contributor.authorPeh, J.W.K.
dc.contributor.authorChou, L.M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-27T08:30:02Z
dc.date.available2014-10-27T08:30:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.citationToh, T.C., Peh, J.W.K., Chou, L.M. (2013-09). Heterotrophy in recruits of the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 46 (5) : 313-320. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/10236244.2013.832890
dc.identifier.issn10236244
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/100818
dc.description.abstractHeterotrophy is essential for meeting the metabolic requirements of scleractinian corals but the feeding mechanisms of coral juveniles are poorly understood. In this study, we observed that two-day-old Pocillopora damicornis recruits were able to immobilize and capture Artemia salina nauplii that come into direct contact with their tentacles. The recruits were able to consume up to six nauplii h-1 and the shortest time required to fully ingest one nauplius was 1 min 25 s. This is the first study to describe the feeding mechanisms employed by coral recruits, and provided both observational and quantitative evidence to show that coral juveniles are able to commence heterotrophy at an early stage. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectArtemia salina
dc.subjectcoral
dc.subjectfeeding strategies
dc.subjectjuvenile
dc.subjectscleractinian
dc.subjectvideo sequences
dc.subjectzooplankton
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.doi10.1080/10236244.2013.832890
dc.description.sourcetitleMarine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology
dc.description.volume46
dc.description.issue5
dc.description.page313-320
dc.identifier.isiut000325048100005
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