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Individual sites had 1-8 species of recruits. Siderastrea was the dominant recruit observed in the three sites with the highest number of recruits (PB-06,09,12), while all other species of recruits were dispersed throughout other sites at low densities (Fig. 29). AAGA

Number of recruits per sq meter

6

PAST 5

MCAV SSID

4 3 2 1 0

Fig. 29. Density of recruits observed on each reef for the four most common corals.

Fig. 30. Examples of recruits seen on Pedro Bank (next page). A. Dendrogyra cylindrus. B. Montastraea cavernosa. C. Diploria strigosa. D. M. annularis. E. Meandrina jacksoni. F. Isophyllia sinuosa. G. Siderastrea siderea and D. strigosa. H. Stephanocoenia intersepta and S. siderea.

 

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