Reproduction of Gymnarchus niloticus
Document source: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=4519&GenusName=Gymnarchus&SpeciesName=niloticus&fc=41&StockCode=4709
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
nesters
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior It breeds in well-vegetated, marginal areas of swamps and rivers, where a large, floating nest, about 1 m in diameter is constructed. Here the eggs are laid and later guarded by one of the parents (Ref. 27583). Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
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Entered by Froese, Rainer on 11.06.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 09.21.05
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