Reproduction of Cobitis taenia
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Main Ref. Lodi, E. and G. Malacarne, 1990
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type monogamy:
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Freyhof, J., 1999
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Start of courtship is observed when both male and female swim excitedly then progresses to a chase done by the male. When movements become synchronised, the male entwines itself around the female's body, squeezing it and causing egg spawning (Ref. 58425). Triploid females can occur; they produce triploid eggs which can develop without fertilization, but need contact with sperm to start development (gynogenesis) (Ref. 36876). Also Ref. 9953.
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 03.04.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 11.19.07
Checked by Froese, Rainer on 01.24.01
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