ABSTRACT: Fertilization and larval development determine the coral population survivalof species, which has a difference characteristic of embryogenesis. This research wasaimed to compare the embryo and larval development spawned in November 2011 in Grear Barrier Reef, Australia.Embryonic cellsdevelopment were observed in interval timesfrom one cell of egg tomulticellular stage (prawnchip), and larval development observed from the prawnchip stageto the planulae.The results showed the development of embryos and larvae significantly differed between two species, i.e. embryos and larvae of Acropora millepora grew faster than A.tenuis. The maximum size of planulae larvae of A. millepora (800-1000 μm) is biggerthan A. tenuis (650-900 μm). Embryo and larvae development were different due to species variability, hence this reseach can be adapted for laboratory proccess of coral larvae nursery.
Penulis: Syafyudin Yusuf, N P. Zamani, J. Jompa
Kode Jurnal: jpperikanandd140212