Reproduction of Nothobranchius furzeri
Document source: http://fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=9855&GenusName=Nothobranchius&SpeciesName=furzeri&fc=642&StockCode=10178
 
Main Ref. Eigelshofen, W., 2003
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Annual fishes. This updates previous information from Ref. 2060. Before their seasonal habitat disappears adults spawn and lay eggs in the muddy bottom. Embryos survive encased in dry mud in a dormant state and hatch at the onset of the next rainy season to repeat the life cycle (Ref. 47810).
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Entered by Froese, Tom on 07.02.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Froese, Rainer on 07.09.03
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