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Spawning of Oreochromis squamipinnis
Main Ref: Berns, S., E.H. Chave and H.M. Peters, 1978
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Country: Malawi
Spawning ground: lacustrine
Locality: Lake Malawi
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Comments: Spawns in about 16 m deep usually off sandy shores. But catches of ripe individuals reported from as deep as 22 m (Ref. 2781); breeding continues until April (Ref. 6150). Males become territorial during the reproductive cycle and provide their territory with a spawning pit by mouthdigging.
Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.03.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.09.94
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.09.95
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