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The reproductive biology of Chrysoblephus laticeps and C. cristiceps (Teleostei:Sparidae)


Buxton, CD, The reproductive biology of Chrysoblephus laticeps and C. cristiceps (Teleostei:Sparidae), Journal of zoology, 220, (3) pp. 497 - 511. ISSN 0952-8369 (1990) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1990 The Zoological Society of London

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1990.tb04321.x


A detailed histological study showed that in two protogynous sparids, Chrysoblephus laticeps (Cuvier) and C. cristiceps (Cuvier), gametogenesis follows a pattern typical of temperate sparids and marine teleosts in general. Fertilization is external and both species produce numerous small eggs which are pelagic. They have a restricted summer breeding season and gonadal recrudescence is well correlated with temperature and photoperiod. Behavioural observations showed that C. laticeps are pair‐spawners, releasing their gametes well above the substratum after an elaborate courtship routine. The testes of these fishes are small in relation to those of other sparids and are thought to reflect basic differences in the mating systems of sex‐changing and gonochoristic species. Copyright © 1990, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)
ID Code:48441
Year Published:1990
Web of Science® Times Cited:58
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2014-07-01

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