Reproduction of Polypterus ornatipinnis
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=8115&GenusName=Polypterus&SpeciesName=ornatipinnis&fc=31&StockCode=8426
 
Main Ref. Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch, 1991
Mode dioecism
Fertilization in brood pouch or similar structure
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Male starts with the balts and is the active partner (Ref. 1672). The male makes from the anal fin a sort of cup and the female lays the eggs in this cup (Ref. 1672). The male then spreads the eggs so that they attach, e.g., to plants.
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Entered by Froese, Tom on 06.29.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
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