Reproduction of Sarotherodon melanotheron
Document source: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=1412&GenusName=Sarotherodon&SpeciesName=melanotheron&fc=349&StockCode=1461
 
Main Ref. Trewavas, E., 1983
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency No obvious seasonal peak
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
external brooders
Parental Care paternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawns in shallow water close inshore. Initiative in courtship, pit digging and mating activities are taken by the female. Eventually a male is stimulated to react in a mainly passive manner and a pair-bond is established; sexual dimorphism minimal; no T-stand by the partners during fertilization. Exhibits mouth-brooding habit (Ref. 6298). Males exclusively incubate the eggs (Ref. 2, 6309).
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Entered by Acosta, Belen on 10.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.02.16
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