Reproduction of Mugil cephalus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=785&GenusName=Mugil&SpeciesName=cephalus&fc=359&StockCode=801
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
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 One spawning aggregation was observed in detail. This consisted of five fish, a female and four males. Males would press against the female, which took place as the entire group moved along slowly, facing into a fairly strong tidal flow.
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 11.30.92
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.01.16
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.16.96
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