Reproduction of Gymnotus carapo
Document source: http://www.fishbase.in/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=10915&GenusName=Gymnotus&SpeciesName=carapo&fc=118&StockCode=11239
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
nesters
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Parental care is provided by the male. The male sits on a depression with its anal fin expanded horizontally guarding a cluster of larvae. More larvae are spread out in leaf litter up to 2 m away (Ref. 55570).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 09.29.05
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 08.03.06
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