Reproduction of Orcynopsis unicolor
Document source: http://www.fishbase.in/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=108&GenusName=Orcynopsis&SpeciesName=unicolor&fc=416&StockCode=122
 
Main Ref. Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior A female weighing 5 or 6 kg may carry some 500 to 600,000 eggs which are spawned in portions.
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.24.17
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.29.95
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