Reproduction of Tylochromis bangwelensis
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Main Ref. Jackson, P.B.N., 1961
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency no obvious seasonal peak
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
external brooders
Parental Care maternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Female mouth-brooder; breeding occurs during the rainy seasons and the young, a favorite prey for the tiger-fish, keep closer inshore among Eleocharis reed and other vegetation (Ref. 246). Young fish still attached to the yolk sac can be found in the mouth of a parent which is at the verge of spawning again (Ref. 52961). The species breeds during a single spawning period toward the end of the rainy season (Ref. 2774). At highwater, the fish move from the lake to their breeding grounds in adjacent swamps to spawn (Ref. 52346).
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