Reproduction of Hybognathus placitus
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Main Ref. Platania, S.P. and C.S. Altenbach, 1998
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Platania, S.P. and C.S. Altenbach, 1998
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior The pelagic-broadcast spawning behavior consisted of males pursuing a single female and nudging her abdominal region. When the female was ready to spawn, a single male wrapped around the female at which time eggs and milt were simultaneously expelled. Reproduction usually consisted of several individual spawning episodes with at least 10-min intervals between events (Ref. 35784).
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Checked by Luna, Susan M. on 08.14.07
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