Reproduction of Sprattus sprattus
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1357&GenusName=Sprattus&SpeciesName=sprattus&fc=43&StockCode=1375
 
Main Ref. Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency Variable throughout range
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Koli, L., 1990
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Some spawn almost year round but mainly in spring and summer, near to the coast or up to 100 km out to sea, the young drifting inshore. Individual period of spawning takes about two months (Ref. 92054).
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