http://research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Water temperature and salinity synergistically affect embryonic and larval development of the tropical black-lip rock oyster Saccostrea echinata http://research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:28603 Tue 10 Sep 2019 11:54:39 AEST ]]> Monsoonally Driven Reproduction in the Tropical Black-Lip Rock Oyster Saccostrea echinata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) in Northern Australia http://research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:28539 1.50) from May through September, across both years. Across all sites, the GI had a strong, positive correlation with temperature (r ¼ 0.783; df ¼ 26; P <0.001) and a moderate, positive correlation with rainfall (r ¼ 0.496; df ¼ 31; P <0.05). Synchronization in spawning patterns occurred between sites, and gender ratios suggest that S. echinata is a dioecious species with low levels of functional hermaphroditism. The major finding of this study is that S. echinata spawns semicontinuously throughout the monsoon season (October–April) and has an extended resting phase throughout the dry season (May–September). The information generated in this study has a number of potential applications relating to the timing of broodstock collection and hatchery production, and it provides a broader basis for further developing S. echinata as a commercial aquaculture species.]]> Fri 13 Mar 2020 09:30:18 AEST ]]>