Reproduction of Lythrypnus dalli
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Main Ref. St. Mary, C.M., 1993
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type promiscuity
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
Parental Care paternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Oviparous, demersal spawner (Ref. 101194). Both male and female spawn with many individuals in small contiguous territories (Ref. 240). Males guard the eggs which are found attached to the walls of brood chamber (Ref. 56079). Simultaneous hermaphrodite with varying allocation of reproductive tissue to male and female function (Ref. 31569). Bi-directional sex change has been confirmed for this species (Ref. 103751).
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