Reproduction of Lethrinus obsoletus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1847&GenusName=Lethrinus&SpeciesName=obsoletus&fc=328&StockCode=2043
 
Main Ref. Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y. and M. Liu, 2008
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Yes.   Ref.  SCRFA, Science and Conservation of Fish Aggregations, 2018
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Gonochorism is inferred for this species as sizes of males and females overlapped and male gonad morphology is typical of secondarily derived testes (Ref. 103751). This may be supported further by the study of Ebisawa etal (2006) which characterised sexual pattern for this species as juvenile hermaphroditism indicating that sexual transition occurred before ovarian maturation, a case for non-functional hermaphroditism in Ref. 103751.
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 07.23.15
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas on 09.21.18
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