Reproduction of Epinephelus marginatus
Document source: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=6470&GenusName=Epinephelus&SpeciesName=marginatus&fc=289&StockCode=6792
 
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Despoti, S., A.C. Tsikliras and K.I. Stergiou, 2050
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior A monandric species (Ref. 55367). In Europe, sex reversal occurs when females are about 14-17 years of age and between 80 to 90 cm TL (Ref. 51466). From another study, sex change occurs at 88 cm TL and 12 years of age (Ref. 55367). Protogynous hermaphrodite species, reaching its first sexual maturity as female at 5 years and becoming male after 10 years (some females remain so for some more years). Spawning happens during the summer.
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(e.g. 9948)
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Entered by Pauly, Daniel on 08.06.96
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.05.16
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