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lunar rhythm
(English) A temporal patterning to spawning activity in which spawning either occurs only at certain times of the lunar month or reaches a peak in activity at certain times of the month. Such peaks usually occur near the full and/or new moon. In common usage, a 'lunar' rhythm involves spawning once monthly, whereas a 'semilunar' rhythm refers to spawning every two weeks. (See also: spawning)

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