Reproduction of Carassius carassius
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=270&GenusName=Carassius&SpeciesName=carassius&fc=122&StockCode=284
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type promiscuity
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 Females spawn multiple times during the spawning period (Ref. 88808). Reproduction in May-June in shallow water with dense vegetation, eggs 130000-250000/female adhere to plants, hatch after 4-8 days (Ref. 2163). Individual female spawn with several males. Males follow ripe females, often with much splashing. Eggs are sticky and are attached to water plants (Ref. 59043).
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Entered by Kuosmanen-Postila, Sari on 11.15.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 12.05.11
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