Reproduction of Coptodon zillii
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1390&GenusName=Coptodon&SpeciesName=zillii&fc=349&StockCode=1408
 
Main Ref. Lowe-McConnell, R.H., 1982
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
clutch tenders
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawns in lake bottoms with pebbles or sand and abundant vegetation (Ref. 3). Lays adhesive eggs on the substratum which are guarded by both parents (Ref. 6298). Reported to deposit and guard eggs in shallow nest (Ref. 12069). Produces up to 1000 eggs (Ref. 1672).
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by Froese, Tom on 08.20.98
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 09.19.95
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