Reproduction of Spicara smaris
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1766&GenusName=Spicara&SpeciesName=smaris&fc=461&StockCode=1962
 
Main Ref. Tsangridis, A. and N. Filippousis, 1992
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
nesters
Parental Care paternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawns on detritic sandy bottoms, where the nests are excavated. A brightly colored male actively guards each nest, while females and some males swim above the area. At the end of the incubation period, the males lose their coloration, group into large schools and move to feeding places (Ref. 7081). Also Ref. 103751.
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(e.g. 9948)
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Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 01.23.95
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.01.16
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