Reproduction of Pseudocrenilabrus philander
Document source:
Main Ref. Ribbink, A.J., 1990
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
external brooders
Parental Care maternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Female lays batches of eggs on a substratum which the male begins to inseminate. Female collects the eggs almost immediately after laying a batch and incubates eggs in her mouth for 12-14 days at 26°C, releasing the young after which. Parent guards the young for 5-7 days, keeping them into her mouth when approached by predators or divers.
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 11.18.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.07.16
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