Reproduction of Sebastes norvegicus
Document source:
Main Ref. Raitt, D.F.S. and W.B. Hall, 1967
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Gonads of male and female do not mature at the same time. The spermatozoa are kept in the ovary of the female after copulation until such time that the eggs ripen paving the way for fertilisation (Ref. 74488). Gives birth to 50,000-350,000 pelagic larvae of 8 mm length (Ref. 35388).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.15.95
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 04.19.11
Checked by Froese, Rainer on 07.22.02
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