Reproduction of Merluccius merluccius
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Main Ref. Svetovidov, A.N., 1986
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  McEvoy, L.A. and J. McEvoy, 1992
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Continuous recruitment of oocytes connotes indeterminate fecundity for this species (Ref. 79799).
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 12.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 04.03.12
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 09.19.95
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