Reproduction of Cephalopholis fulva
Document source: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=8816&GenusName=Cephalopholis&SpeciesName=fulva&fc=289&StockCode=9137
 
Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type polygyny
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Mature females transform to males at a length of about 20 cm. Spawning occurs just before sunset over several days, and a male will spawn daily with each of the several females in his harem. Fecundity estimates range from about 150,000 to 282,000 eggs per female; with eggs 0.95 mm in diameter and having a single oil globule.
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Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 05.05.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.01.16
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.27.95
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