Reproduction of Erpetoichthys calabaricus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=4830&GenusName=Erpetoichthys&SpeciesName=calabaricus&fc=31&StockCode=5060
 
Main Ref. Britz, R. and R. Roesler, 2008
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency throughout the year, but peaking once
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Parallel swimming courtship; female deposits few eggs between anal fins of male, where they are fertilized and then scattered in vegetation where they immediately stick to substrate. This procedure is repeated many times. Eggs are 2.1-2.6 mm in diameter. Larvae hatch after 70 hours but remain attached to vegetation; 22 days after hatching the yolk sac is absorbed and larvae start feeding.
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Entered by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 08.04.06
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.19.17
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