Reproduction of Eurypegasus draconis
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Main Ref. Herold, D. and E. Clark, 1993
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Are broadcast spawners. In several aquaria, spawning is observed as pairs rose to about 50 cm above the substrate, their ventral surfaces closely opposed, releasing gametes at the apex of their upward rush; then they glided down to the bottom. As the pairs landed on the substrate, the male continued to follow his mate. Release of gametes follows. Spawning occurred only within pairs (obligate monogamy) (Ref. 52884).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 05.05.00
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.13.15
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