Reproduction of Epinephelus guttatus
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Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Spawning aggregation Yes.   Ref.  SCRFA, Science and Conservation of Fish Aggregations, 2018
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Females rest on or close to the bottom, while males patrol around an area that consists of 1 to 5 females and defend this territory from other males. Form aggregation and reproduce almost exclusively within the aggregation period (Ref. 8557).
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 04.24.92
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas on 09.21.18
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.20.95
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