Reproduction of Sardina pilchardus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1350&GenusName=Sardina&SpeciesName=pilchardus&fc=43&StockCode=1368
 
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency Variable throughout range
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  McEvoy, L.A. and J. McEvoy, 1992
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Breeds at 20 to 25 m, near the shore or as much as 100 km out to sea.
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
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Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 10.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Luna, Susan M. on 11.15.01
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