Reproduction of Hippocampus kuda
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=5955&GenusName=Hippocampus&SpeciesName=kuda&stockcode=6264
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization in brood pouch or similar structure
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Pham, T.M., 1992
Reproductive guild bearers
external brooders
Parental Care paternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior There are 20 - 1000 larvae in incubating sacks; time of development is 20-28 days. The males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
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