Reproduction of Epinephelus striatus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=18&StockCode=26
 
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Spawning frequency One clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Most males and females display a bicolored pattern during spawning. Courtship behavior involves vertical spiral movement, short vertical runs followed by rapid aggregation then rapid dispersal and horizontal runs near the bottom. Sex reversal reportedly between 30 and 80 cm SL. Some primary males found recently (Ref. 5222). Pelagic spawner (Ref. 31572).
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Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 02.19.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.31.02
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.27.95
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