Reproduction of Pseudanthias squamipinnis
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Main Ref. Fishelson, L., 1989
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type polygyny
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 Pelagic spawner. A monandric species (Ref. 55367). Females are induced to change sex by removal of males from social groups (Ref. 38802). Sex-reversal is completed in 2-4 weeks after male removal in the area, or 170-280 days in an all female group (Ref. 34185, 34249, 34250). Length at sex change = 5.0 cm TL (Ref. 55367). Also Ref. 103751. Successful males spawn nightly with successive females (Ref. 37816).
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Entered by Munday, Philip on 11.15.99
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
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