Reproduction of Sparus aurata
Document source: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1164&GenusName=Sparus&SpeciesName=aurata&fc=330&StockCode=1180
 
Main Ref. Bauchot, M.-L., J.-C. Hureau and J.C. Miguel, 1981
Mode protandry
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Males become females at about 3 years of age (Ref. 2715, 28504). Protandric hermaphrodite species, maturing first as male (during the first or second year of age) and after the second or third year of age, as female. Spawning happens generally from October to December, with sequenced spawning during the whole period. Incubation lasts about 2 days at 16-1 7°C. Larval stages last about 50 days at 1 7.5°C or about 43 days at 20°C. Egg size 0.9-1.1 mm, larval length at hatching 2.5-3.0 mm. Simultaneous hermaphroditism is suggested for this species (Ref. 103751).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 06.08.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.23.15
Checked by Luna, Susan M. on 01.09.08
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