Reproduction of Epinephelus aeneus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=426&GenusName=Epinephelus&SpeciesName=aeneus&fc=289&StockCode=440
 
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Most females change sex at about 9 kg, but smaller males (of 3 to 5 kg) are occasionally found. Total potential fecundity was estimated to range from 789,436 ova in a 44 cm SL fish of 2.2 kg to 12,589,242 ova in a 87 cm SL fish of 12.6 kg. In Tunisia, sex change occurs at 10 to 13 years (6 to 15 kg, 80 to 110 cm TL).
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Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 05.05.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 01.04.08
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.27.95
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