Reproduction of Lepomis megalotis
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Main Ref. Thompson, P., 1985
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning frequency One clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Nests side by side arranged in dense colonies near shore. Male digs nest and defends territory during prespawning period. Female approaches nesting colony when nest completed. Mating pairs swim in circles over nest, stop for short intervals to release sperm and egg. Male may chase mate away from nest, female may come back to same nest or move on to mate with another (Ref 4543).
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Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 08.12.92
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