Reproduction of Sarotherodon lamprechti
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Main Ref. Neumann, D., M.L.J. Stiassny and U.K. Schliewen, 2011
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Description of life cycle and mating behavior Nuptial males excavate shallow pits with narrow rims over sand, which serve as courtship territories and spawning sites; bower diameter ranges from 16-47 cm; larger bowers appear to be more common in deeper sandy areas, 3-9 m deep, where the majority of bowers are concentrated often in close proximity; neighbouring males often engage in agonistic interactions between bowers; only rarely, and only in shallow water less than 3 m deep, males in full nuptial colouration can be observed without bowers, but over natural depressions above fallen trees or flat stones (Ref. 86429). This species is a female mouth-brooder (Ref. 86429).
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