Reproduction of Micropterus salmoides
Document source: http://fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=3385&GenusName=Micropterus&SpeciesName=salmoides&fc=302&StockCode=3581
 
Main Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
nesters
Parental Care paternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior The male which becomes aggressive and territorial builds the nest on muddy bottoms of shallow water. A female may spawn with several males on different nests. The male guards and fans the eggs for about 29 days (Ref. 93240). Spawning takes place spring to summer or when temperature reaches 15°C. Adults mate between the age of 5-12 years (Ref. 11243). Also Ref, 88808).
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Entered by Garilao, Cristina V. on 01.18.96
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 04.02.13
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