Reproduction of Epinephelus guttatus
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Main Ref. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Females rest on or close to the bottom, while males patrol around an area that consists of 1 to 5 females and defend this territory from other males. Form aggregation and reproduce almost exclusively within the aggregation period (Ref. 8557).
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Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B. on 04.24.92
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.19.17
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.20.95
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