Reproduction of Sardinella aurita
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1043&GenusName=Sardinella&SpeciesName=aurita&stockcode=1059
 
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency Variable throughout range
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior The breeding pattern is extremely complex, with two principal spawning periods in some areas (linked with upwelling regimes off west Africa).
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
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Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 10.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 04.03.95
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