Reproduction of Barbus barbus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.se/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=4472&GenusName=Barbus&SpeciesName=barbus&fc=122&StockCode=4670
 
Main Ref. Sokolov, L.I. and L.S. Berdicheskii, 1989
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior "Individual females spawn with several males. Males assemble at spawning grounds and follow ripe females, often with much splashing, to shallow riffles. Males may exhibit courting or sneaking tactics in spawning site. Courting males follow females to spawning site and, during the spawning act, one male swims head to head with the female. Sneaking males, waiting in the spawning site, then join the couple and try to fertilize eggs. Up to 130 males have been reported to be involved in a single spawning act. Females deposit non-sticky eggs in 2-3 portions into excavations made in the gravel" (Ref. 59043).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 03.05.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 12.05.11
Checked by Froese, Tom on 02.07.98
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