Reproduction of Merluccius bilinearis
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=323&GenusName=Merluccius&SpeciesName=bilinearis&fc=184&StockCode=337
 
Main Ref. Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba, 1990
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Morse, W.W., D.L. Johnson, P.L. Berrien and S.J. Wilk, 1999
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawning appears to be strongly influenced by water temperature, and annual variations occur both in the peak and the range of the spawning period, which may influence considerably the growth of juveniles.
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 12.09.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.27.95
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