Reproduction of Lethrinus mahsena
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Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency Throughout the year, but peaking once
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Sex change was found to commonly occur between the ages of 5 and 6 years (Ref. 2295). A diandric species (Ref. 55367). Length and age at sex change occur at 32 cm TL and 16 yrs, respectively (Ref. 55367).
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer on 01.20.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 09.16.05
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.27.95
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