Reproduction of Etroplus maculatus
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Main Ref. Pethiyagoda, R., 1991
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch, 1996
Reproductive guild guarders
Parental Care biparental
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawns in shallow water, on a soft depression excavated by both parents. About 200 eggs are laid and hatch after 5 days, during which time the parents tend, and if necessary fan them. One parent always remains with the eggs while the other forages. Fry are guarded by parents until they almost reach sexual maturity.
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