Reproduction of Moxostoma valenciennesi
Document source:
Main Ref. Cooke, S.J. and C.M. Bunt, 1999
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 Spawn in groups with between two and seven males and one or two females. Males pose on other side of a female prior to spawning. Brisk vibrations of the dorsal and caudal fins occur during spawning. Gametes are released while males and females rolled over one another. Mean duration of spawning event is 4.4 seconds +/- 0.5 s. Mean duration between spawning events is 22.2 +/- 5.3 mins (Ref. 49090).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.07.03
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.08.17
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