Reproduction of Neoceratodus forsteri
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=4512&GenusName=Neoceratodus&SpeciesName=forsteri&fc=27&StockCode=4705
 
Main Ref. Grant, E.M., 1965
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior The lungfish spawns from August to October; the eggs resemble small transparent grapes and are frequently found attached to floating stands of water-hyacinth. Spawning appears to occur in a series of three phases: in the first, a pair of fish move together, roaming about an area, presumably in search of a suitable spawning site; in the second presumably the male follows the female, nudging her flanks; finally, the fish plunge through the surrounding weed, the male following the female and fertilising the eggs as they are shed.
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 02.27.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Froese, Rainer on 01.16.04
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