Reproduction of Bodianus rufus
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Main Ref. GarcĂ­a-Cagide, A., R. Claro and B.V. Koshelev, 1994
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type polygyny
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Oviparous (Ref. 205). Forms permanent harem groups composed of a single male and several smaller females (Ref. 55398). Monandric species (Ref. 55398). Sex reversal is completed in 7-10 days (Ref. 34185, 34247). Length at sex change = 17.28 cm TL (Ref. 55398). Spawning occurs at dusk (Ref. 55398).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 04.23.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 04.24.13
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