Reproduction of Scomber japonicus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=117&StockCode=131
 
Main Ref. Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency Variable throughout range
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawning most often occurs at water temperatures of 15° to 20°C. Spawn in several batches with 250 to 300 eggs per g of fish with the total number of eggs per female ranging from 100,000 to 400,000.
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.29.95
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