Reproduction of Esox masquinongy
Document source: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=2711&GenusName=Esox&SpeciesName=masquinongy&fc=74&StockCode=2907
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Some experts believe that some form of copulation happens during breeding of this species. The female turns on her side to expose her abdomen to the male who then swims against her in a forceful movement. Aftewards, the female takes a rest and deposits her eggs in the sand. This whole activity is presumably repeated one more time (Ref. 205). Other experts believe otherwise, that only a simple and simultaneous discharge of gametes happens during breeding (Ref. 205).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 04.26.04
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.07.11
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