Reproduction of Scophthalmus maximus
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Main Ref. McEvoy, L.A. and J. McEvoy, 1992
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Jones, A., 1974
Reproductive guild nonguarders
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawning usually happens between the months of February and April in the Mediterranean and from May to July in the Atlantic. Sequenced spawning every 2-4 days. Eggs have a single fat drop. Larvae are initially symmetric but, at the end of the metamorphosis (day 40-50, 25 mm), the right eye moves to the left side, losing its initial bilateral symmetry. Egg size 0.9 - 1.2 mm, larval length at hatching 2.7-3.1 mm.
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 11.15.01
Modified by Ueberschaer, Bernd on 08.10.07
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