Reproduction of Sprattus sprattus
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Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning frequency Variable throughout range
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Koli, L., 1990
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Some spawn almost year round but mainly in spring and summer, near to the coast or up to 100 km out to sea, the young drifting inshore. Individual period of spawning takes about two months (Ref. 92054).
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 10.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 10.17.12
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.31.95
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