Reproduction of Amatitlania nigrofasciata
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Main Ref. Lee, D.S., C.R. Gilbert, C.H. Hocutt, R.E. Jenkins, D.E. McAllister and J.R. Stauffer, 1980
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type monogamy:
Spawning frequency no obvious seasonal peak
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
nesters
Parental Care biparental
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Lays eggs on cleaned surfaces of rocks. Parents incubate eggs and guard young. Tends and fans the embryos and free embryos and transfers them several times into new pits excavated in the bottom using its mouth (huddling) (Ref. 34155). Dark cavities are preferred as nests to conceal the brood and make them less conspicuous to visual predators (Ref. 38966). When in caves, single entrances are favored to reduce the probability of intrusion and are probably more manageable for the females in terms of defending their brood (Ref. 38966). Approximately 100-150 eggs are deposited and are vigorously guarded and cared for by both male and female (Ref. 44091).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.22.97
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 11.20.07
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