Reproduction of Tetrapturus pfluegeri
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=220&GenusName=Tetrapturus&SpeciesName=pfluegeri&fc=419&StockCode=234
 
Main Ref. Nakamura, I., 1985
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 Maturation seems to occur at the same time rather than in the same season both in the northern and southern hemisphere, which could be suggestive of homogeneity of the population of this species. Females probably spawn once a year (Ref. 4770).
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 03.14.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.27.95
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