Reproduction of Pimephales promelas
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=4785&StockCode=5009
 
Main Ref. Balon, E.K., 1975
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
nesters
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior "Males defend territories and eggs, and clean plants, stone or other materials by rubbing them with the spongy nape pad and dorsal fin, which contain mucus-secreting cells and taste buds. The mucus may have fungicidal properties" (Ref. 59043).
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 04.02.98
Modified by Torres, Armi G. on 06.10.10
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