Reproduction of Hippocampus abdominalis
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=46324&StockCode=39036
 
Main Ref. Lourie, S.A., A.C.J. Vincent and H.J. Hall, 1999
Mode dioecism
Fertilization in brood pouch or similar structure
Spawning frequency One clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Young, M.W., 1926
Reproductive guild bearers
external brooders
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Several subsequent broods are carried by the male in a brood pouch during the spawning season. Do not obviously pair, as other seahorses do (Ref. 30915). Fertilised eggs deposited by females in the pouch of males are incubated for about four weeks before hatching (Ref. 31838). Hatching occurs at night, coinciding with full moon periods during summer months (Ref. 31838). Young emerge from the pouch and immediately rise to the surface where they grasp floating debris with their tail (Ref. 31838).
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer on 08.17.99
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.08.11
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