Reproduction of Katsuwonus pelamis
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=107&GenusName=Katsuwonus&SpeciesName=pelamis&fc=416&StockCode=121
 
Main Ref. Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency Variable throughout range
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior In tropical waters, reproductively active female skipjack tuna spawn almost daily.
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 12.04.01
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.29.95
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