Reproduction of Acanthopagrus australis
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Main Ref. Kailola, P.J., M.J. Williams, P.C. Stewart, R.E. Reichelt, A. McNee and C. Grieve, 1993
Mode protandry
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior A proportion of the population change sex from male to female after their first spawning season (Ref. 6390). Other fish remain functional males throughout their life and another small proportion develop directly into females at the age of 4 years (Ref. 27246, 28262). Also Ref. 28504. The eggs and larvae are planktonic (Ref. 30572). After about four weeks the developed fry enter the estuary at night on the full moon and settle in estuarine littoral areas at about 1.4 cm in length (Ref. 30572). The fry rapidly develop into juveniles and grow to about 10 cm after one year (Ref. 30572).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 03.04.99
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.01.16
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