Reproduction of Solea solea
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=525&GenusName=Solea&SpeciesName=solea&fc=441&StockCode=541
 
Main Ref. Quéro, J.-C., M. Desoutter and F. Lagardère, 1986
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Murua, H. and F. Saborido-Rey, 2003
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawning takes place in shallow coastal waters at temperatures of 6 - 12°C. Reproduction starts after 3-5 years of age, when 25-30cm size is reached. Spawning happens mainly during the months of February-May (for example, off the coasts of Galicia), although in warmer areas (such as the Mediterranean), it can occur at the beginning of the winter. Incubation lasts about 5 days (at 1 2°) and larval phase 35 days (at 18°C).
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Entered by Froese, Rainer on 05.25.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.01.11
Checked by Luna, Susan M. on 08.10.07
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