Reproduction of Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus
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Main Ref. Gladstone, W., 1994
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Males migrate to a traditional spawning ground where they establish territories enclosing nest sites and egg chambers (Ref. 9777). Nesting occurs in sand-bottomed channels and shallow cuts through the barrier reef (Ref. 37816). The nest consist of depressions up to 2 m wide and 0.7 m deep (Ref. 37816). Females arrive several days later and select a male for mating (Ref. 9777). Exhibit biparental care (Ref. 9777). Up to 430,000 or more eggs may be deposited in a spongy fist-sized cluster weighted down with pieces of rubble (Ref. 37816).
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(e.g. 9948)
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 09.20.95
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.07.02
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