Data from: Life-history traits of Tubastraea coccinea: reproduction, development, and larval competence
Luz, Bruna; Di Domenico, Maikon; Migotto, Alvaro; Kitahara, Marcelo (2021), Data from: Life-history traits of Tubastraea coccinea: reproduction, development, and larval competence, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.zw3r2285p
Embryonic stages and larvae released from each colony of Tubastraea coccinea kept in open water aquarium system were sampled once a day and placed in separate aquaria according to their respective release dates. These larvae were monitored every 24 h for sampling different ontogenetic stages (newly settled, settled, early metamorphosis, metamorphosed, and recruit), which were then transferred to new aquaria (300 to 500 ml) according to the stage (also kept separated by parent colony). The time for larvae to reach each developmental stage was tracked.
To assess the reproductive performance of T. coccinea and the potential effects of biotic and abiotic factors on its fitness, released offspring were monitored for 91 d. During the experiment, we tested the number of offspring released (number of embryos and larvae per day) as the response variable, and lunar periodicity, temperature, and salinity as explanatory variables. Temperature and salinity were measured with a YSI Model 30 Handheld Conductivity, Salinity, & Temperature meter, once a day in surface water at the location where the water used in the experiment was obtained.
All necessary information are in the spreadsheets as comments to some cells and also in the scientific paper.
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Award: 2014/01332-0
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Award: 2017/50229-5
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Award: 301436/2018-5